Global Dimming

Data collected in recent decades suggests that air pollution may be causing "global dimming."
May 10, 2004, 12pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Because of thicker clouds and growing air pollution, much of the Earth's surface gets about 15 percent less sunlight than it did 50 years ago...Researchers say that global dimming, also known as solar dimming, partially offsets the global warming that most scientists agree is produced by greenhouse gases such as auto exhaust and emissions from coal-burning power plants...Researchers say that global dimming, also known as solar dimming, partially offsets the global warming that most scientists agree is produced by greenhouse gases such as auto exhaust and emissions from coal-burning power plants."

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Published on Sunday, May 9, 2004 in Star-Telegram
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