Global Dimming Keeping the Planet Habitable

If you have not already seen it,  visitors to this blog  will have an interest in this 50-min documentary, “BBC Global Dimming Documentary”, via Gail Zawacki at her Wit’s End blog.

It relates to evidence obtained from the three-day aircraft grounding that occurred after 9/11 and the profound effects that just the U.S. Commercial Aircraft Flying has on Earth’s atmosphere. (One degree Centigrade increase  within three days.)

Imagine what the carbon footprint of the largest most brutal military on the planet must be?
“According to its own study, in 2013 the Pentagon consumed fuel equivalent to 90,000,000 barrels of crude oil. This amounts to 80% of the total fuel usage by the federal government. If burned as jet fuel it produces about 38,700,000 metric tons of CO2. And the Pentagon’s figures do not include carbon produced by the thousands of bombs dropped in 2013, or the fires that burned after the jets and drones departed.”
The Pentagon’s enormous, unacknowledged contribution to climate change
A reduction in US warmongering would buy the bio-sphere some critical time, fat chance of seeing that happen.

The documentary explains how global dimming fits within global heating, as well as reduced pan evaporation rate. (Sunlight photons serve as the most important variable in water evaporation, and global dimming reduces these photons by about 10%!). Increased small particle pollution turns clouds into sunlight mirrors because of water condensation on the small particles: at least ten times the number of particles and condensation than without the pollution. This greatly reduces the amount of the Sun’s energy coming through the atmosphere. Global heating (GH) due to CO2 tends to increase average atmospheric temperature while global dimming (GD) tends to reduce it, therefore reduced GD will greatly increase GH, within days, just as Professor Guy McPherson has emphasised in many of his presentations.

Guy  McPherson references this documentary often and we will be speaking about this phenomenon on his upcoming November 2016 New Zealand speaking tour.
Guy discusses the phenomenon here .

When the Industrial Revolution grinds to a halt and we cease emitting particulate pollutants into the atmosphere, more solar radiation will hit the earth and the oceans, vastly increasing the warming which will compound all the other effects happening now, remember also though there is a 10 to 30 year lag in cause and effect with our emissions and the ones now being generated as a result of the multitude of feedback loops that are now kicking in .
Yet more evidence that we are absolutely fucked and can’t turn this unfolding catastrophe around. Brace for imminent impact, ” Only Love Remains” GMP.
This excellent documentary is embedded below;

BBC Global Dimming Documentary

Activist, sailor, passionate about the earth and all it's inhabitants without favour . Brace for imminent impact as we bare witness to the non-linear unraveling of the biosphere and habitability disappearing for most if not all complex life on the only habitable planet we know of. To quote President Niinistö in North Russia: ‘If We Lose the Arctic, We Lose the World’. Folks we have lost the Arctic.

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19 comments on “Global Dimming Keeping the Planet Habitable
  1. J.R. says:

    Global Radiative Forcing (watts per sq. meter) is already at 2.974 for 2015 –

    “Catastrophe” doesn’t even begin to describe what this means. But “Extinction” does.


  2. The largest part of ‘global dimming’ is most certainly that produced by ocean pasture plankton and their aerosols. The collapse of ocean primary productivity of up to 50% is surely resulting in the greatest loss of ‘plankton cooling’ which one might say is synonymous with global dimming. The calamity of plankton cooling loss is readily reversed as I have demonstrated in my 2012 large scale ocean pasture restoration project, OPR, which restored 50,000km2 of ocean to health and abundance. Here’s a link to more reading


  3. Kevin Hester says:

    You Tube presentation on Global Dimming from Paul Beckwith.

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  4. Kevin Hester says:

    These pollution levels display the significance of Global Dimming. When all this shit falls out of the atmosphere the week after collapse we see massive amounts of warming almost immediately.


  5. Kevin Hester says:

    “China’s War on Air Pollution May Cause More Global Warming.Plans to clean up China’s air may increase emissions of carbon dioxide”>


  6. Kevin Hester says:

    I’m dredding the implementation of geo-engineering to resolve our predicament and I know they will reach for the big hammer approach.We’ve stuffed everything else up why would we stop here!


  7. Kevin Hester says:

    Excellent coverage of the aerosol masking effect and the dangers of losing it.


  8. […] watched a documentary on this aspect of our predicament, I have covered it previously on this blog here , It really is a must watch documentary. Guy will be back touring in the continental US in the next […]


  9. Kevin Hester says:

    Professor Guy McPherson and I go on about the significance of “Global Dimming” but so few realise the consequences are the minute industrial civilisation collapses, for whatever reason we get a massive spike in temps.
    Just one example of the domino effect that is already under way.

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  10. Kevin Hester says:

    Another important contribution from the Tim Bob channel on You Tube;


  11. […] BBC documentary on Global Dimming is a must watch to understand the severity of the crises we […]


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Kevin Hester

Kevin Hester is currently living on Rakino Island, a small island in the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland, New Zealand, monitoring the unravelling of the biosphere and volunteering at the Rakino Island Nursery is currently developing a proposal to create a marine reserve near by. The Island has no grid tied electricity or reticulated water.  I catch my own water from the roof and generate my electricity from the ample solar radiation on the island.

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