Atmospheric Aerosols

When we think of climate change and global warming, we think about greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane. But there is another component caused by aerosols. Aerosols are particles in the atmosphere and they tend to reflect light back into space. Humans produce a lot of aerosols by burning fossil fuels. Aerosols can cause cooling, but: a) they hurt human and animal health, and b) they affect rainfall.

Animation: How aerosols lead to extreme rainfall
Aerosols: How they affect atmospheric warming
NASA’s Earth Minute: My Name is Aerosol
No, coronavirus isn’t good for the climate either (probably)
Climate Change and Global Dimming
Global Dimming Paradox: Are we facing an abrupt temperature spike?
Edge of Extinction: Aerosol Masking Effect, Redux

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