Thursday, March 23, 2006

Unintended Consequences Redux

Pollution helps slow global warming! Lots of smoggy coal clouds in China and airplane contrails actually absorb and deflect heat from the sun. So when China cleans up its energy system, because its killing people, because of bad air, global warming will accelerate. Why do we know that contrails help deflect heat? Because after 9/11 when air travel was radically curtailed tempatures in North America actually went up.

Listen to this guy on Fresh Air about climate change and its potential impact.

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