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Published:February 13th, 2010 11:30 EST

Climate Change: Global Cooling?

By Sean Beelzebul

Climate Change: Global Cooling?

There is evidence which indicates that the effect of greenhouse emissions could cause a global cooling, perhaps even before a global warming. In 1971 the journal Science issued a paper by S. Ichtiaque Rasool and Stephen H. Schneider, entitled Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and Aerosols: Effects of Large Increases on Global Climate. The article explained how particulate matter like aerosols could have the effect of global cooling on the earth. Although aerosols were banned and the higher levels of greenhouses predicted a global warming, many believe we are headed for another little ice age. With record low temperatures what is the cause?

I believe there are two main causes:

  • There still does exist much particulate pollution, especially in ultra-densely populated countries designated as first and second world. These could, these could possibly be contributing to a global cooling as postulated by Rasool and Schneider. Particulate pollution is caused by things like wood burning and industrial processes. In densely populated places this type of pollution is greatly increased.
  • The non-particulate pollution like carbon-monoxide is in the first world, the cause of the greatest emission levels. These chemicals were estimated to cause of global warming. Indeed, the ice caps melted and oceans swelled. This process of melting ice caps is most likely contributed to the weather changes we are experiencing today.

Thus, the current changes in weather are most likely the cause of both global warming and global cooling. The appropriate new term is global climate change as the world`s environmental scientists learn of more of the effects pollution has on the world.