Clouds have tempered warming triggered by climate change

A new study has revealed how clouds are modifying the warming created by human-caused climate change in some parts of the world


Source: Swansea University



Researchers have analyzed information contained in the rings of ancient pine trees from northern Scandinavia to reveal how clouds have reduced the impact of natural phases of warmth in the past and are doing so again now to moderate the warming caused by anthropogenic climate change.


Even though northern Scandinavia should be strongly affected by global warming, the area has experienced little summer warming over recent decades, in stark contrast to the hemispheric trend of warming temperatures, which is strongly linked to rising greenhouse gas emissions.


According to the study, temperature changes have been accompanied by an increase in cloudiness over northern Scandinavia, which in turn has reduced the impact of warming

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