Rising CO2 Levels Could Wipe Out Stratocumulus Clouds, Accelerating Climate Change

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Stratocumulus clouds spread out like puffy cotton balls in orderly rows above the ocean in the sub-tropics. The low-hovering clouds provide the planet shade and help keep Earth cool. But in a new study published this week, researchers say that rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere could wipe out these clouds. The discovery means that, under “business as usual” emissions scenarios, Earth could heat up 14 degrees Fahrenheit within a century. “We are perturbing a complex system that


Original Title: Rising CO2 Levels Could Wipe Out Stratocumulus Clouds, Accelerating Climate Change
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