Global Dimming

The darkness is coming among us

What is it?

Global dimming is a reduction in the amount of sunlight that can get through out atmosphere. Aerosols come from volcanoes, dust storms, fires, vegetation, sea spray, burning of fossil fuels and land use

What causes it?

Global dimming is caused by the burning fossil fuels, such as diesel, gasoline, and wood. It is also caused by Contrails, the vapors from planes flying high in the sky.

Still, out there, above the clouds, the Sun is shining as bright as ever. It’s the thick clouds, that are causing all the trouble. They bounce back the sunlight into space, preventing it from reaching the Earth’s surface and its inhabitants. The result: darkness, and cold.

How can this end the world?

Global dimming causes little to no sunlight to come through the atmosphere, this causes crops to die because they are unable to get sunlight. Also, without sunlight our body would unable to get vitamin D and that will eventually kill us. Before the lack of Vitamin D kills us though, We would also suffer from depression because sunlight is vital for creating the neurotransmitter, serotonin, which evaluates our mood. Without it, we would all spiral down, a large majority of us may even commit suicide. Also, without sunlight, the world would be plunged into bitter coldness, and could cause rainfall to lessen or even stop, putting us into a drought. The pollutants causing global dimming also leads to acid rain, smog and respiratory diseases in humans. Global dimming is also believed to cause heat waves and runaway fires. Also, decrease in sunlight or solar radiation will negatively impact process of photosynthesis in plants. Lack of sunlight can also cause Breast cancer, Colon cancer, Diabetes, Elevated blood pressure, Heart disease, Multiple sclerosis, Ovarian cancer, Osteomalacia, Osteoporosis, Prostate cancer, Psoriasis, Rickets, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Tooth decay, Tuberculosis
Climate Change --- Global Dimming

It has already begun!

Global Dimming was first discovered in the 1980s. In Israel, agricultural biologist Gerald Stanhill coincidentally discovered something weird: the sun shines about 22 percent less in Israel than it did in the 1950s. In the days following the terrorist attack 9-11, air traffic was grounded. This led to a sudden, remarkable change in American weather. For three days, it was unusually sunny in the US. The nights were exceptionally bright. On average, it got one degree Celsius warmer in the US during those days
Global Dimming