The earth is losing its luster and that's why we should be concerned
  • A new study reveals that the Earth reflects less light due to Climate change.
  • The study found that the reason for this is due to the decrease in bright, low clouds.
  • She also warned that the darkening of the earth could contribute to this Global Warming.

Climate change is causing heat waves, melting glaciers and icebergs, severe droughts, and possibly everything that could degrade the planet. Now a new study says that climate change is causing the Earth to lose its luster. What is happening is that the “light reflected from the Earth that illuminates the surface of the moon” known as the “sunshine of the Earth” has decreased over the past two decades.

According to new
study Through advanced Earth and space sciences, Earth now reflects about half a watt of light per square meter than it did 20 years ago. This represents a decrease of approximately 0.5% in the past two decades. The study revealed that the reason for this decrease is two things: the brightness of the sun and the reflection of the planet. Based on the changes observed by the researchers, the periodic changes in the sun’s brightness which included two periods of maximum brightness and one period of lull were not related to this dip which led to the conclusion that it was caused by something on the planet.

An example of Earth’s brilliance.Unsplash

Why does this happen?

The study found that satellite measurements from NASA’s clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) project have recorded a decrease in low, bright and reflective clouds over the Pacific Ocean in recent years. biggest drop in Earth brilliance Occurred over the past three years between 2017 and 2019 based on CERES data. This is the same region where increases in sea surface temperatures have occurred most likely due to climate change.

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The researchers added that Earth’s dimming also shows how much solar energy is being captured by its climate system, and once that extra solar energy is in the planet’s atmosphere and oceans, it could increase global warming. This extra sunlight is said to have the same magnitude as the anthropogenic climate which is the climate change caused by burning fossil fuels.

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