Global warming slowed by industrial pollution

Nov 7, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Independent.ie

DIMMING industrial pollution in China and signs that greenhouse gases trap less heat than expected may help explain an apparent slowdown in global warming , experts say.

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"Sun Dimming" Interesting. Man's has caused less solar energy to enter the system because of industrial pollution in China.

Or just maybe, "Sun Dimming" is caused by the sun.

http://www.solen.info/solar/cyclcomp.html

Our current cycle 24 as compared to the last three solar cycles. Looks like 'dimming' to me.
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Fun Facts wrote:
"Sun Dimming" Interesting. Man's has caused less solar energy to enter the system because of industrial pollution in China.
Aerosol cooling has been front and center in the IPCC reports since before the 2001 TAR. You really are 'underinformed' which is a politically correct term for the retarded denialists.
Fun Facts wrote:
Or just maybe, "Sun Dimming" is caused by the sun.
http://www.solen.info/solar/cyclcomp.html
Our current cycle 24 as compared to the last three solar cycles. Looks like 'dimming' to me.
Nope. The solar cycles are small, and the CHANGE in the solar cycles is even more trivial.

One thing to note about aerosol cooling is that most of it is NOT 'well mixed' but affects a very local area. I.e. Downwind of Beijing..
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Chinese air, water & land pollutions prematurely kill 500,000 Chinese per year.
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An interesting study about lead pollution from wood burning:

Lead in Wood smoke:

Larson & Koenig (Annual Review of Public Health, 1994) reported that lead (Pb) particles in wood smoke ranged from 0.1 to 3.0 mg per kg of wood burned. Burning 3 tonnes of wood will therefore result in between 0.3 and 9 g of Pb. Tests on automobiles in the US (a 1965 Mercury, 1969 and 1974 Fords, 1970 Buick and 1976 VW Beetle, published in Environmental Science and Technology, 1991) averaged 8.7 mg of lead/km. So, using one of these old cars, running on leaded premium petrol at 0.34 g/gal (0.9 g/l), or 0.22 g/gal (0.06 g/l) for the Mercury and Buick, you need to drive between 35 and 1040 km to emit the same amount of Pb as using a wood heater for the winter.

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