- Oct 31, 2008
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- Portland, Ore.
LOL Maybe for some people, but I never missed a days work in the steel mill from the pandemic. We produced steel through the whole thing. And the mill is producing even more steel.The pandemic proved AGW is bogus. The planet warmed while pollution ceased, thus proving without doubt that man’s use of fossil fuels isn’t causing the planet to warm. In fact, it appears fossil fuels cool the planet.
The lockdowns and reduced societal activity related to the COVID-19 pandemic affected emissions of pollutants in ways that slightly warmed the planet for several months last year, according to new research led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).
The counterintuitive finding highlights the influence of airborne particles, or aerosols, that block incoming sunlight. When emissions of aerosols dropped last spring, more of the Sun's warmth reached the planet, especially in heavily industrialized nations, such as the United States and Russia, that normally pump high amounts of aerosols into the atmosphere.
"There was a big decline in emissions from the most polluting industries, and that had immediate, short-term effects on temperatures," said NCAR scientist Andrew Gettelman, the study's lead author. "Pollution cools the planet, so it makes sense that pollution reductions would warm the planet."
COVID-19 lockdowns temporarily raised global temperatures, research shows: Reductions in aerosol emissions had slight warming impact, study finds