Bobble wrote: I had not even heard of Global Dimming before you mentioned it and I am half way through some wiki articles regarding it. I am not surprised that this phenomenon is not widely reported. A lot of the Global Warming debate is geared towards causing a sense of panic and raising those prices further - nothing like a disaster to make a profit and anything that flies in the face of the "we're all going to die!" scenarios would obviously be ignored.
Interesting reading though...
It's rather ironic don't you think, that all nations across the globe are pumping excessive carbon pollutants into our delicately balanced atmosphere and yet the actual nuclei particles associated with black soot, is in actual fact aiding in the seeding of developmental condensation formation. If we remove our carbon combustion production, replacing it with naturalistic methods such as hydro, solar and turbine or even the cleaner nuclear options, realistically we are removing the nucleus that is slowing down the Global Warming Effect.
Clearly though Global Dimming induced through an increase in carbon particles increasing the condensation potential, thereby increasing cloud cover, decreasing solar intake and subsquent cooling does not appear to be counterbalancing the over excessive production of the global net output of pollutants.
They're coming up with some pretty impressive solutions that could be applied, other than reducing carbon output on a natinal scale. (1) Design and implement a light/solar scatter device made up of many thousands of reflective mirrors, these mirrors will collide with terrestrial solar rays, backscattering the energy back towards its origin. (2) Ships powered by new cylindrical wind turbine technology that spray seperated well refined sea water into the boundary layer of the lower troposphere, this in theory works similar to global dimming by increasing the nuclei compound for condensation to form, in this instance, salt will be used to increase condensation nuclei and ultimately induce the amount of clouds reflectivity, deflecting solar intake into space by manipulating the weather.