04 May '12, 9pm

Answering Questions About Clouds and Climate: A reporter responds to queries about climate change, scientific re...

This week The Times invited readers’ questions on a long article exploring the possibility that clouds will offset some of the global warming being caused by the human release of greenhouse gases. The author of the article, Justin Gillis, responds to a sampling below. (Some of the questions have been combined or edited slightly for clarity.) Q. Asking as a nonexpert: how come clouds didn’t save our planet from massive warming from carbon dioxide on many occasions in the distant past? A. It’s an interesting question and gets at an issue I didn’t have room to cover in the article. The earth has in fact been considerably warmer in the past, and the best evidence suggests that higher levels of carbon dioxide were a central reason. Go back in time far enough and you can find eras when palm trees grew in what is now the Arctic. Much more recently, during the Pliocene about three...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/04/answering-quest...

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