Thursday, September 14, 2006

Keeping Earth's Garage Dirty - For Our Own Sake

US air quality has improved in past decade: report

Hey, good news, right?

In the previous entry, I showed that maybe the sun is to blame for part/all/some of the observed global warming. What does that mean for us? It means if we want to combat global warming, we should find of blocking the sun and keeping the planet cooler.

Take clean air for example. As environmentalists have been saying, mankind has been driving its big nasty SUVs and spitting aerosol pollutants into the air, cluttering it up. But as it turns out, those pollutants are kind of like the junk in your garage. When your garage is clean clean, it's easy to move through. Same thing with the sun. When the air is clean, the sunlight can get through easier. The solution? Pollution.

Sounds crackpot nuts, doesn't it?

Pollution May Slow Warming; Cleaner Air May Speed It, Study Says (This link, like many on this blog, goes to a story on because the original news source has removed the article.)

Air trends 'amplifying' warming - Reduced air pollution and increased water evaporation appear to be adding to man-made global warming.

Does cleaner air make hurricanes worse? - The cycling of hurricane activity from high to low, which some scientists have attributed to a natural cycle in global weather patterns, is in fact caused by the rise and fall of pollution released by humans.

So much for cleaner air being good news. Now we have to pollute more.

So drive that SUV guilt-free, and if anyone stops you and whines at you, explain that you're doing your part to help stave off global warming. Tell 'em Dave said you could.

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