Air Pollution Cleanup May Be Major Driver of Global Warming

By Anthony Watts – Re-Blogged From http://www.WattsUpWithThat.com

Observations during lunar eclipses show how Earth’s atmosphere has cleared, letting in more sunlight

Strange but true: You can learn a lot about Earth’s climate by watching a lunar eclipse. This week at the 46th Global Monitoring Annual Conference (GMAC) in Boulder, CO, climate scientist Richard Keen of the University of Colorado announced new results from decades of lunar eclipse monitoring.

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CA Solar Power Out During Eclipse

When the sun goes dark, California will lose the equivalent of five nuclear power plants of power.

By Martin Rosenberg – Re-Blogged From http://www.theenergytimes.com

California is bracing for a significant loss of electric power as its fast-growing fleet of solar electric panels plunge into darkness during a major solar eclipse on August 21.

While the eclipse will be partial in the state, energy planners are getting ready to tap 6,000 megawatts of electricity from other sources between 9 a.m. and noon PDT during the eclipse, according to the California ISO which oversees the electricity markets in America’s most populous state.

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