Thursday, March 26, 2009

Oops, did we blame trace amounts of CO2? Actually, we meant to blame a lack of dust. (Sorry for any inconvenience)

Less dusty air warms Atlantic, may spur hurricanes | Environment | Reuters
OSLO (Reuters) - A decline in sun-dimming airborne dust has caused a fast warming of the tropical North Atlantic in recent decades, according to a study that might help predict hurricanes on the other side of the ocean.

About 70 percent of the warming of the Atlantic since the early 1980s was caused by less dust, blown from Saharan sandstorms or caused by volcanic eruptions, U.S.-based scientists wrote in the journal Science.
Whaddya say we just replace the old carbon trading scam with a brand new "lack of dust" trading scam?

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