Dim Skies Ahead

by Terence

From ABC News

Researchers with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington found the amount of sunlight hitting the ground over China dropped by 3.7 watts per square yard over the last 50 years. This coincided with another drop in cloud cover during the same time. Since increased cloudiness would normally explain a solar dimming, the researchers say another factor is probably to blame: pollution.

I knew it. I’ve always had a feeling that the stars in the night sky used to be brighter when I was a kid. At least now I know it wasn’t my imagination.