One of my reasons for skepticism about the whole global warming discussion of the past few years is actually based on religion and faith. I believe God is powerful enough to have created a world that is essentially idiot-proof. That he knew we humans were fallible and might try to screw things up. That He had a plan. So I never quite bought in to the idea that man was going to mess up the world in a way that was disastrous. I have always felt that God had a way of building our world to be resilient.
So I find this article to be very very interesting. It seems that clouds are getting lower which helps the world cool more efficiently. Here’s a part of the article:
The sky is falling… sort of. Over the last 10 years, the height of clouds has been shrinking, according to new research.
The time frame is short, but if future observations show that clouds are truly getting lower, it could have an important effect on global climate change. Clouds that are lower in the atmosphere would allow Earth to cool more efficiently, potentially offsetting some of the warming caused by greenhouse gases.
“We don’t know exactly what causes the cloud heights to lower,” study researcher Roger Davies of the University of Auckland in New Zealand said in a statement. “But it must be due to a change in the circulation patterns that give rise to cloud formation at high altitude.”
Clouds are a wildcard in understanding Earth’s climate. Ephemeral as they are, they’re difficult to track over time, and factors such as height and location make a big difference in whether clouds will slow the effects of global warming or exacerbate them. And no one fully understands how clouds will respond to a warming climate.
Hmmm, “We don’t know exactly what causes the cloud heights to lower.” I think I have an idea WHO causes the cloud heights to lower.