Heat will soar as haze fades

Pearce, Fred
June 2003
New Scientist;6/7/2003, Vol. 178 Issue 2398, p17
The article focuses on smoke, which clouds the environment, contributes in global warming and protect the planet Earth from three-quarters of the greenhouse effect. Environmentalists say that as the cover diminishes in coming decades, the planet would be in for a dramatic escalation of global warming. Aerosols of smoke and other particles from burning rainforest, crop waste and fossil fuels are blocking sunlight and counteracting the warming effect of carbon dioxide emissions. However, as the prospect of aerosol cooling increases, so is the possibility of increased global warming.


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