October 7th – Dimming

According to a news article on The Weather Channel, it is official.  We are not as bright as we used to be. 

According to this article,  as our oceans warm our level of cloud coverage is reduced.   As cloud coverage decreases, we do not reflect as much light to the skies as we used to.  This in turn means more sunlight reaches earth’s surface and is contributing to global warming. 

My View – I am no expert on the subject of global warming.   In Saskatchewan,  there is much denial on the subject  – especially as far as how much global warming can be attributed to humanity.    I personally believe that  global warming is  a problem and that this problem is growing exponentially.   I believe that anything that contributes to global warming creates other  issues that contribute  to global warming.   Issues that are out of our control. 

It has long been understood that humanity causes, or contributes, to global warming by carbon emissions via the burning of fossil fuels.   It may not be the only factor.  It may not even be the most significant factor.  But, it is one factor that we can address.

We are not at a place where we can end our reliance on fossil fuels. We are at a place where we can be aware of what we are doing and how we can do it better – from the recovery of fossil fuels, the processing of fossil fuels, the delivery of fossil fuels, right to the end use of fossil fuels.  That is at least an acknowledgement that there is a problem and that we can all contribute to the solution of the problem.

That is my News & Views for today.   As always, feel free to comment below.

Take care and have a great day! 💞