Monday, January 14, 2013

Remember when Chinese coal use was *causing* planetary overheating?: Now Shell’s Climate Change Advisor suggests that Chinese coal use may be *preventing* planetary overheating

David Hone: Has Global Warming Stopped?
There remains considerable uncertainty in the science community regarding the extent of the aerosol impact and how it might be changing over time. For example, the recent (10 years) sharp increase in coal use in China, much of which does not have sulphur emission handling, may well be adding enough sulphur (an efficient coolant) in the atmosphere to dampen the warming trend that would otherwise be seen.

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