09 April 2011

The Soul Calendar: Why Is The Arctic Warming Faster Than Rest Of Our Planet?

Polar bears on the sea ice of the Arctic Ocean...Polar bears in the Arctic near the North Pole with the USS Honolulu - Image via Wikipedia

The Soul Calendar: Why Is The Arctic Warming Faster Than Rest Of Our Planet?: "At what rate is the Arctic currently warming than the rest of the planet? Try twice as fast. And everyone in the scientific community has been trying to figure out why.

Greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide warm up the climate while some aerosols like sulfate, from fossil fuel combustion, are a cooling influence on global warming, acting as a counterbalance.

Energy balance on Earth affected by aerosols and clouds

Arctic clouds and aerosols are thought to influence the loss of sea ice, carving out a niche as important roles in the energy balance on Earth. We all know what a cloud is but do you know what an aerosol is?"
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