Let me ask you something. How many times have you turned on right wing media only to hear some pundit disputing global warming because it was colder or snowing in Texas or whatever?
If you're like me, it could be a monthly experience. I often thought about how these cold extremes are part of wide swinging weather patterns which come about as the decline phase of a trend wave. But recently while doing some research, I cam across a rather interesting documentary about a phenomenon called "Global Dimming".
The documentary begins with an Englishman immigrant to Israel who took measurements of the solar energy blanketing Israel as they built their national irrigation project. Fifty years later he decided to revisit the experiment, and was amazed to find that the amount of solar energy had declined drastically since the first study.
What he posited was so contrary to the awakening of global warming hype, that he was completely ignored by the scientific community. But just as the truth will always out, his research was discovered by other climatologists who had begun to collate data from around the world, indicating that since the 1950s, the earth has indeed been 'dimming'. The culprit? Particulate pollution in the atmosphere reflecting sunlight back into the atmosphere, cooling the earth, causing famines and shifts in the global weather patterns and killing millions.
So it turns out that Global Warming is being offset by this Global Dimming, and when we treat for clean visible air, without reducing the underlying greenhouse gas emissions, we could be subjecting our planet to a double-whammy of a lethal temperature rise and a depleted atmosphere.
Watch this interesting documentary and help spread the word the next time one of these right wing ditto heads tells you it snowed in Las Vegas so there is not global warming.