Powerline has a post up titled, ‘Is Clean Air The Cause of Global Warming?“
You’d have to have had some sustained warming for that to even be true. But let’s play along because this is actually devastating to the infinite number of Donkeys with the infinite number of “typewriters” (or their modern digital equivalent). Charged with repeatedly re-branding the moving-target-Liberal-Democrat narratives as they collapse under the weight of inconvenient things like facts.
Pollution controls have contributed to a more transparent atmosphere, thus allowing for “…a staggering increase in surface solar radiation of the order of 20% over the last decade.”
A new paper (O’Dowd et al.) from the National University of Ireland presented this summer at the 19th International Conference on Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols suggests that clean air laws put in place in the 1970’s and 80’s have resulted in an increase in sunlight impacting the surface of the Earth, and thus have increased surface temperatures as a result.
…more at Watts up with that.
First, it was called global warming, real or not, right up until the temperate stopped rising and then started falling. Then it was climate change. Because we all know that while people who believe the bible are rubes (for thinking the earth is only a few thousand years old), everyone knows the climate never changed before human beings evolved from microbes that randomly appeared on a ball in space that got there as the result of an explosion of matter that appeared out of nowhere. (I’m with the Earth is millions of years old crowd myself, but the everything from nothing scenario requires more faith than belief in God.)
“Climate change” is still popular, along with “climate crisis,” and “climate stress,” but the typing donkeys (so often suffering from stress and crisis) inevitably produced a term that rated even better in their focus-groups than any of those: Pollution.
The word “Pollution” conjures images of filth, the smell of garbage, even Indians crying by the side of a highway with wrappers and vegetable rinds littered at their feet. Pollution was the new Warming. It was those dirty capitalists raping the landscape so they could live like Al Gore.I mean underpay their employees and milk the life-force from cheap off-shore sweat-shop labor so they could smoke cigars on their yachts.
Way Back in the early 70’s the Keep America Beautiful campaign went a long way to cleaning up the post-world war II industrial boom, including the ground, water, and air. And this was good. So good that the Democrats idea that it was now pollution that was warming the earth (that was no longer warming) never rang true to me. I knew, of course, that this was just political gymnastic semantics, but still, pollution?
Well, that chicken has come home to roost.
It looks very likely that what warming we have experienced might be the result of laws that went a long way to reducing air pollution.
So if pollution is actually a driver of cooling and not warming, what can we expect the infinite number of Donkey’s with the infinite number of “typewriters” (or their modern digital equivalent) charged with repeatedly re-branding the moving-target-Liberal-Democrat narratives as they collapse under the weight of inconvenient things like facts to come up with next?
The earth is not warming, and it is not CO2. The Climate is always changing–and has been much warmer without us in the past than it has been at the height of industrialization. And air pollution not only does not make the earth warmer, it probably makes it cooler. And now that the air is cleaner and it is not getting warmer, would it be even cooler with more pollution?
What is a wacko warming-denier-denier narrative donkey to do?