Oopsie: Earth Heats Up Due To Clean Air During Economic Lockdown

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Climate alarmists will have some crow to eat now that it is documented that the earth heated up as man-made economic activity decreased. This is diametrically opposed to their claims that man’s activity and increased industrial activity is the cause of global warming. ⁃ TN Editor

Earth spiked a bit of a fever in 2020, partly because of cleaner air from the pandemic lockdown, a new study found.

For a short time, temperatures in some places in the eastern United States, Russia and China were as much as half to two-thirds of a degree (.3 to .37 degrees Celsius) warmer. That’s due to less soot and sulfate particles from car exhaust and burning coal, which normally cool the atmosphere temporarily by reflecting the sun’s heat, Tuesday’s study in the journal Geophysical Research Letters reported.

The study states:

“The COVID-19 pandemic changed emissions of gases and particulates. These gases and particulates affect climate. In general, human emissions of particles cool the planet by scattering away sunlight in the clear sky and by making clouds brighter to reflect sunlight away from the earth. This paper focuses on understanding how changes to emissions of particulates (aerosols) affect climate. We use estimates of emissions changes for 2020 in two climate models to simulate the impacts of the COVID-19 induced emission changes. We tightly constrain the models by forcing the winds to match observed winds for 2020. COVID-19 induced lockdowns led to reductions in aerosol and precursor emissions, chiefly soot or black carbon and sulfate (SO4). This is found to reduce the human caused aerosol cooling: creating a small net warming effect on the earth in spring 2020. Changes in cloud properties are smaller than observed changes during 2020. The impact of these changes on regional land surface temperature is small (maximum +0.3K). The impact of aerosol changes on global surface temperature is very small and lasts over several years. However, the aerosol changes are the largest contribution to COVID-19 affected emissions induced radiative forcing and temperature changes, larger than ozone, CO2 and contrail effects.”

Overall, the planet was about .05 degrees (.03 degrees Celsius) warmer for the year because the air had fewer cooling aerosols, which, unlike carbon dioxide, is pollution you can see, the study found.

“Cleaning up the air can actually warm the planet because that (soot and sulfate) pollution results in cooling” which climate scientists have long known, said study lead author Andrew Gettelman, an atmospheric scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. His calculations come from comparing 2020 weather to computer models that simulated a 2020 without the pollution reductions from pandemic lockdowns.

This temporary warming effect from fewer particles was stronger in 2020 than the effect of reduced heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions, Gettelman said. That’s because carbon stays in the atmosphere for more than a century with long-term effects, while aerosols remain in the air about a week.

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Patrick Wood is a leading and critical expert on Sustainable Development, Green Economy, Agenda 21, 2030 Agenda and historic Technocracy. He is the author of Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation (2015) and co-author of Trilaterals Over Washington, Volumes I and II (1978-1980) with the late Antony C. Sutton.
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I will not be surprised if the shutdown was also part of the technocrats nefarious plans to create changes in the weather to keep promoting their agenda. Remember they are the ones that came up with slogans such as: Save the Earth, climate change, and global warming propaganda.


Absolutely correct – W I T H O U T A D O U B T !


This revelation shows how little we know about the earth’s climate – and how dangerous it would be to let Bill Gates play God with with his loony scheme to dim the sun’s rays by cool by spraying millions of tons of dust into the atmosphere.
He and his obscenely wealthy technocratic chums are neither gods nor our masters. They must be put firmly in their place and made subject to the laws and will of the common people for whom they display such arrogant contempt.


It shows the arrogance that people have that we think humans can change the climate. We can’t even stop the normal weather or change it.


It’s interesting that, while the average global change noted in the paper is quite small, there have been dramatic seasonal changes in both the UK and my home country of Canada. While the UK has been getting an unusually cold and snowy winter, central Canada has been having an amazingly warm one (above zero in January!). So I suggest there’s even more going on with this than the paper has discovered. It could be interesting to do a survey of northern countries to see if there are any general trends, potentially hinting at changes in atmospheric wind patterns also.


Could have been caused by: Reduction in commercial flights which would reduce Geo engineering reflective berrium and aluminum salts mixed in with the jet fuel.