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If climate change makes the clouds disappear, we’re screwed

That could push the planet into a dangerous feedback loop, leading to surface warming of about 8 degrees C (14.4 degrees F) globally. That’s in addition to the warming caused directly by greenhouse gas emissions. “With fewer white surfaces reflecting sunlight back to space, the Earth gets even warmer, leading to more cloud loss,” wrote journalist Natalie Wolchover

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Extreme CO2 levels could trigger clouds ‘tipping point’ and 8C of global warming

If atmospheric CO2 levels exceed 1,200 parts per million (ppm), it could push the Earth’s climate over a “tipping point”, finds a new study. This would see clouds that shade large part of the oceans start to break up.

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