Global dimming

Global warming gets all the press, but have you heard of Global dimming? There’s been a substantial reduction in the amount of solar radiation reaching the earth’s surface over the last several decades — between 2 and 5.3%. Some scientists believe that this has been masking the effects of greenhouse gasses. Now, don’t plants absorb CO2 in proportion to the sunlight they receive?

In other dim news, George Bush now admits that climate change is real and due to human behavior. He does not yet agree to do anything specific about it, but he does want to “share technology” to diversify away from oil and gas with developing nations like China. Maybe help them replace their bicycles faster? Spinal fluid is a terrible thing to waste.

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