CERN video: Cloudy climate change – How clouds affect Earth’s temperature

I agree, we need to have a better understanding of clouds and their impact on the climate.

Watts Up With That?

This is the second video in the TEDed / CERN series created for the TEDxCERN event held on 25 September 2014. Jasper Kirkby explains why scientists need to understand more about aerosols and clouds in order to predict the rise in the Earth’s surface temperature with more precision. The CLOUD experiment at CERN aims to help scientists understand how clouds are formed in the atmosphere, view the full lesson here (link is external)

Stay tuned for the final video in this series later this week.

For more info on this years event see TEDxCERN (link is external) where the videos for this year’s talks will soon be available.

h/t to WUWT Alec aka Daffy Duck

This graphic may help in understanding, but is not part of the CERN video.

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Author: Russ Steele

Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

1 thought on “CERN video: Cloudy climate change – How clouds affect Earth’s temperature”

  1. I was impressed with the hubris of still sticking with the 1.5-4.5C temp increase projection while admitting that a major process (aerosol generation and its abetting cloud formation) is almost totally unknown, thereby having the current CGM’s to continue using brown numbers of their feedback forcing functions. Tell me what’s wrong with this picture.

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