The most interesting paper mentioned was:
Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and Aerosols: Effects of Large Increases on Global Climate
Rasool and Schneider; that's right, that Stephen Schneider who was a latter-day AGW alarmist.
Effects on the global temperature of large increases in carbon dioxide and aerosol densities in the atmosphere of Earth have been computed. It is found that, although the addition of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere does increase the surface temperature, the rate of temperature increase diminishes with increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. For aerosols, however, the net effect of increase in density is to reduce the surface temperature of Earth. Because of the exponential dependence of the backscattering, the rate of temperature decrease is augmented with increasing aerosol content. An increase by only a factor of 4 in global aerosol background concentration may be sufficient to reduce the surface temperature by as much as 3.5 ° K. If sustained over a period of several years, such a temperature decrease over the whole globe is believed to be sufficient to trigger an ice age.
(Russian Scientists: Global Cooling on Horizon)
features Joe Bastardi who says that
- Global Cooling is far worse than Global Warming;
- Things grow better when there is more carbon dioxide in the air.
Joe finishes with: "Enjoy the Weather, it's the only weather you've got."
See also: New Little Ice Age Cometh?