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Understanding clouds is crucial to understanding whether temperatures will rise quickly in coming decades. Understanding clouds is crucial to understanding whether temperatures will rise quickly in coming decades. Visun Khankasem/Shutterstock.com

How clouds can make climate change worse than we thought

The amount of global warming we can expect in the future has been a tough question to pin down. A new study that I led with colleagues in France has enabled us to come up with a more accurate analysis…
CERN’s work casts light on cloud formation, but might not have much to say about climate change. CERN’s work casts light on cloud formation, but might not have much to say about climate change. Taivasalla

Do cosmic rays influence climate? Some new results from CERN

Physicists at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) created something of an online kerfuffle last month when they sought to improve our understanding of cosmic rays and clouds. While their…

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Clouds not as cooling as thought

Clouds caused by air pollution have been overestimated in their ability to to reflect sunlight back into space, thus helping…

Lower clouds may cool earth

Cloud height has declined by 30-40 meters from 2000 to 2010. The analysis was based on the first 10 years of data collected…