Let’s get one thing straight: Grist was into global dimming before global dimming was cool.

Now: A BBC documentary is pushing, with great hype (not to say hysterics), the notion that efforts to reduce fossil fuel use will reverse global dimming and thus — irony! — accelerate global warming. I have already grumpily blogged this once. Now the folks over at RealClimate, about whose site I use the adjective “indispensable” with numbing regularity, have addressed the subject, saying, in effect, Slow down, cowboy! We don’t really know that much about dimming.

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Now that some perspective has been added to the hype, I’m certain that wingnuts will stop forwarding around the new dimming stories as proof that driving SUVs is a virtue. Right?

Update [2005-1-21 15:17:39 by Dave Roberts]: More from RealClimate.

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