'Pollution in the atmosphere is having an unexpected consequence, scientists say—it's helping to cool the climate, masking some of the global warming that's occurred so far. That means efforts worldwide to clean up the air may cause an increase in warming, as well as other climate effects, as this pollution disappears.' ... 'The new study relied on four global climate models, which the researchers used to simulate the effects of removing all human-caused emissions of the major aerosols, including sulfate and carbon-based particles like soot. The resulting global warming, they concluded, would be anywhere from 0.5 to 1.1 degrees Celsius.'
Via Environmental Progress: A new, two-year investigation by Environmental Progress concludes that no American politician has killed more clean energy than Gov. Jerry Brown — and in ways that often benefited his own family financially. We publish this story on the day the Brown-controlled California Public Utilities Commission has voted to kill Diablo Canyon, California’s largest single source of clean energy, and the state’s last nuclear plant. They did so despite being under federal and state criminal investigation relating to the closure of yet another nuclear plant, San Onofre, in 2013. Had Brown's policies resulted in lower emissions and cheaper energy, this would just be the story of yet another crooked political family. But they didn't: Brown's policies have increased California's carbon emissions and increased electricity prices.