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Old 02-08-2018, 12:49 PM   #944 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by oil pan 4 View Post
Th 70s were cool enough to make all the climate scientists think that the next ice age has started. Saying the 1970s were a little cooler than normal is an understatement.
In 1982 in Maine 6 to 8 inches of snow fell June 30. Yeah it was probably a warm year.
No - scientists did not think we were starting an ice age then. This is a myth based on a faked Time cover. There were two articles in regular magazines, and those misrepresented what was happening.

We had a lot of particulate pollution, and this was cooling things a bit, but we cleaned up our act a bit, and the warming resumed.

Clouds are a mixed bag, and we are refining this as we learn more.

Lowered albedo is now becoming clearer, and also melt water and moulins are being studied. Dark snow and water have much lower albedo than fresh snow.
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