Dessler: 'People see the facts they want to see. Giving people facts is not the solution to this issue.' According to Dessler, the risks of rising temperatures make climate change a pressing issue. 'I’m not sure [the effects of climate change are] going to be bad, but there are lots of ways it could be really, really bad,' Dessler said.
- 'Particulate aerosol pollution reductions...led to an increase in surface radiative forcing'
It has been assumed COVID lockdowns and their associated reductions in human CO2 emissions would be a “step in the right direction” with regard to climate change mitigation. But a new study finds the particulate (aerosol) pollution reductions from less industrial and transportation activity in Europe during the months of March to May (2020) actually led to an increase in surface radiative forcing ~65 times greater than from business-as-usual CO2 emissions.