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Silver linings: the climate scientist who records cloud behavior

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‘This is the best planet … it’s part of Nasa’s mission to look at other worlds, but we also want to look down at our world as well,’ says Kate Marvel. Photograph: ISS/Nasa

Clouds cool the planet by reflecting solar energy back to space and also trap heat and radiate it back to Earth. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, physicist Kate Marvel discusses the double-edged effect clouds have on rising temperatures

August 18, 2017 — Clouds perform an important function in cooling the planet as they reflect solar energy back into space. Yet clouds also intensify warming by trapping the planet’s heat and radiating it Continue reading Silver linings: the climate scientist who records cloud behavior