For Ramanathan, though, the study means the validation of a key “feedback” that makes higher levels of warming possible. And it works in a multiplicative fashion with other feedbacks, such as a notorious one involving the loss of Arctic sea ice, which, not unlike a cloud, also reflects radiation from space so long as it covers northern oceans.
“I consider this as the most singular of all the things that we have found, because many of us had been thinking the cloud changes might help us out, by having a strong feedback which is going the other way instead of amplifying it,” Ramanathan said.
“The uncertainty is narrowing down,” he continued later. “I used to say, if I made a 50 percent overestimation of the global warming, it was due to the clouds. But we are running out of that excuse now.”
Thursday, July 14, 2016
More fraud from scientists funded by big solar.
by Atrios at 16:00