Study: Melting sea ice could help cool the planet by flooding the atmosphere with particles that deflect sunlight. - The study wa published by the American Meteorological Society. Australian research suggests climate modelers have underestimated a natural “thermostat” that helps alleviate the rise in temperatures: immense quantities of reflective compounds, emitted by marine microbes, that act like a handbrake on global warming.
'As ClimateDepot.com editor Marc Morano recalls, Princeton scientists theorized back in 1969 that a 600-foot-thick chunk of the Antarctic, as large as Asia, could break away. This ice shelf would reflect enough sunshine to trigger a new ice age.'