global dimming


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global dimming

n.
A reduction in solar radiation reaching the earth's surface, caused by fine particulate pollution in the atmosphere, which reflects the sun's radiation back into outer space, especially when water vapor condenses around the particles. Global dimming causes a reduction in the average global temperature and is thought to disrupt weather patterns.

global dimming

n
(Physical Geography) a decrease in the amount of sunlight reaching the surface of the earth, believed to be caused by pollution in the atmosphere
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If those scientists believe in man-made global warming, why did Tim Flannery, a champion of it, want to spread sulphur throughout the atmosphere to effect global dimming? Can Tony Bennett tell us all just who invented the sun that Tim Flannery wants to block out thereby killing the entire planet?
(2009) describe global dimming and brightening (decrease and increase in shortwave solar (SW, 0.2-5 [micro]m) radiation range and also in UVA separately) that are due to changes in atmospheric aerosol loadings.
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GLOBAL DIMMING NO, this is not the combined effect of millions of people watching TOWIE, Made In Chelsea and Geordie Shore...
e GLOBAL DIMMING Not the effect of watching TOWIE and Geordie Shore, the result of pollution that causes so much smog that it begins to block out the Sun, leading to an eternal winter and the end of all life.
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Dear EarthTalk: I've heard of global warming, of course, but what on Earth is "global dimming?"--Max S., Seattle, WA
Global dimming, a result of increasing concentrations of atmospheric aerosols that block sunlight from reaching the surface, has partially countered the effects of warming induced by greenhouse gases.
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