New paper: man-made aerosols have had a net cooling effect since beginning of industrial revolution

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From Smith et al. 2004 "Historical Sulfur Dioxide Emissions 1850-2000: Methods and Results" -PNNL Historical Sulfur Dioxide Emissions from 1850

More aerosols, means more clouds, which means cooler temperatures. Now that we are cleaning up aerosols worldwide, this may explain why the Earth is getting slightly warmer – more sunlight reaches the surface

A paper published today in Science claims the transition from “pristine” to “slightly polluted” atmosphere at the beginning of the industrial revolution in the 18th century had a “dramatic aerosol effect [of increasing] clouds” over the oceans. According to the authors,

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life-globe: Electric Blue Lava Flows From Indonesia’s Deadly Kawah Ijen Volcano There is a group of volcanoes in Indonesia that spew lava that burns with brilliant blue flames. Located in East Java, the Ijen volcano complex is a group of stratovolcanoes that are highly composed of sulfur, which when ignited produces a distinct blue-colored flame. At night when one of the active volcanoes of Ijen erupts, red lava flows run down the sulfuric slopes clothed in bright blue flames, resulting to an eerie, otherworldly spectacle. (via When On Earth)

Wow. Lovely to look at but glad I’m not there! Thanks for sharing.

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Electric Blue Lava Flows From Indonesia’s Deadly Kawah Ijen Volcano

There is a group of volcanoes in Indonesia that spew lava that burns with brilliant blue flames. Located in East Java, the Ijen volcano complex is a group of stratovolcanoes that are highly composed of sulfur, which when ignited produces a distinct blue-colored flame. At night when one of the active volcanoes of Ijen erupts, red lava flows run down the sulfuric slopes clothed in bright blue flames, resulting to an eerie, otherworldly spectacle. (via When On Earth) http://ift.tt/1nPE3Cr

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