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    COVID Presents Unprecedented Opportunities

    COVID-19 Could Help Solve Climate Riddles - Scientific American

    ...with the skies clearing, researchers are getting an unprecedented chance to help answer one of climate science’s thorniest open questions: the impact of atmospheric aerosols. What they learn could improve predictions of the earth’s climatic future. “We hope that this situation—as tragic as it is—can have a positive side for our field,” says aerosol researcher Nicolas Bellouin of the University of Reading in England.

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    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has estimated that a doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations could increase temperatures by anywhere between 1.5 and 4.5 degrees Celsius, with the wide range linked, in part, to scientist’s incomplete understanding of the influence of aerosols. “The fact that the aerosol effect on climate, so far, is so uncertain has held us back,” says atmospheric scientist Trude Storelvmo of the University of Oslo.

    Part of the problem in parsing out the role of aerosols has been that their sources could not simply be turned off to compare what happens with and without them. But now the response to the pandemic has effectively done so.
    Well, at least the climate models are winning, which means we will be too. Ya gotta admit, getting better data out of this mess is not a bad thing.

    FYI: Check out some of the images which have not been this clear in decades.





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    Re: COVID Presents Unprecedented Opportunities

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    COVID-19 Could Help Solve Climate Riddles - Scientific American



    Well, at least the climate models are winning, which means we will be too. Ya gotta admit, getting better data out of this mess is not a bad thing.

    FYI: Check out some of the images which have not been this clear in decades.





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    Re: COVID Presents Unprecedented Opportunities

    Changing from gasoline and diesel to LPG for city vehicle use seems a very good idea to me.

    LPG gas is so clean that the air will come out of the exhaust most probably cleaner than it went into the engine.

    Tens of thousands of deaths happen each year due to particulate caused damage in the UK alone.

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    Re: COVID Presents Unprecedented Opportunities

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    COVID-19 Could Help Solve Climate Riddles - Scientific American



    Well, at least the climate models are winning, which means we will be too. Ya gotta admit, getting better data out of this mess is not a bad thing.

    FYI: Check out some of the images which have not been this clear in decades.





    There the recovery from the Corona virus could and should be focused on renewables and green technologies.

    Renewable energy wins over oil and gas in post-coronavirus world: Russell - Reuters

    France, Germany join group of 10 EU countries calling for green recovery – EURACTIV.com

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