The climate change skeptics have thrown a curved ball into the arena this time with a very difficult theory that states “Clouds Will Cool The Planet”
The interesting part of the latest argument against human caused climate change is that the skeptics are starting to admit that we are in a warming cycle and it maybe caused by humans, but the clouds will act as a kind of insulation device that will moderate temperatures?
The fault in the latest argument is that there is not enough evidence to back this bold claim. Clouds and the role they play in climate change along with temperature modulation is still a mystery, according to scientists.
For decades, a small group of scientific dissenters has been trying to shoot holes in the prevailing science of climate change, offering one reason after another why the outlook simply must be wrong.
Over time, nearly every one of their arguments has been knocked down by accumulating evidence, and polls say 97 percent of working climate scientists now see global warming as a serious risk.
Yet in recent years, the climate change skeptics have seized on one last argument that cannot be so readily dismissed. Their theory is that clouds will save us.
They acknowledge that the human release of greenhouse gases will cause the planet to warm. But they assert that clouds — which can either warm or cool the earth, depending on the type and location — will shift in such a way as to counter much of the expected temperature rise and preserve the equable climate on which civilization depends.
Their theory exploits the greatest remaining mystery in climate science, the difficulty that researchers have had in predicting how clouds will change. The scientific majority believes that clouds will most likely have a neutral effect or will even amplify the warming, perhaps strongly, but the lack of unambiguous proof has left room for dissent.
Source: Anchorage Daily News