• @Spedwell
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    58 months ago

    There is a theory based around how ocean tankers’ exhaust historically included sulfates, which can actually seed cloud formation.

    Recent emissions regulations reduced this effect, so fewer clouds are being seeded over the ocean, and the oceans are absorbing more sunlight and heating more.

    So we were basically painting large swaths of reflective clouds over the oceans, masking the heating. And now we’re seeing unencumbered heating effects.