Global Warming debate getting more absurd by the day This is getting more and more silly. A new study has found that the Earth's atmoshpere is cleaner than it's been for 30 years. Apparently we've done a pretty good job of reducing pollution. As we all have heard time and time again, pollution causes global warming. But now we've gone and done it again. Since airborne particulate matter blocked sunlight from reaching the surface (global dimming) and we've now done such an excellent job on reducing particulate matter, we've caused more sinlight to reach the surface. Thus warming the planet. Oops. Seems to me that the sun is causing global warming. Dammit. Now what are we going to do? We can't pollute more to block the sunlight because that traps the heat. And we can't pollute less because that allows more heat to reach the surface. Whatever shall we do? I suggest we blow up the sun.