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Is a Thinning Haze Unveiling the Real Global Warming?

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Science  16 Mar 2007:
Vol. 315, Issue 5818, pp. 1480
DOI: 10.1126/science.315.5818.1480

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The sunlight-reflecting haze that cools much of the planet seems to have thinned over the past decade or so, remote-sensing specialists report on page 1543 of this issue of Science. If real, the thinning might explain the unexpectedly strong global warming of late, the accelerating loss of glacial ice, and much of rising sea levels. (Read more.)