Mar 23, 2014

The MAIN Cause of Global Warming?

In fact – while most sources now list soot as the second most important cause of global warming – it may even be in first place.  As the Christian Science Monitor reports: "Given the uncertainties in the estimates, black-carbon soot may even outpace CO2's warming effect, according to the 232-page study published today in the Journal of Geophysical Research–Atmospheres."

Indeed, the ability of soot to melt snow and ice is so well-known that, in the 1970s, scientists – including Obama's top science adviser, John Holdren– proposed pouring soot over the arctic to melt the ice and so prevent the ice age which scientists feared.

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