Global Dimming – Turning Down the Sun

In the midst of all the talk and calls for immediate action in the face of climate change and global warming it is understandable that the last thing we’d want to hear about is yet another climate phenomenon called global dimming.

An already precarious world seems even less so when the very climate itself becomes increasingly unstable.

Nonetheless, global dimming may be very real and may have an impact on global warming that wasn’t expected.

A quick primer on global dimming can be found here

More detailed information is available here and here.


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Thomas Schueneman
Thomas Schueneman
Tom is the founder and managing editor of and the PlanetWatch Group. His work appears in Triple Pundit, Slate, Cleantechnia, Planetsave, Earth911, and several other sustainability-focused publications. Tom is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists.

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