You know how climate change makes everything worse, right? Well, apparently it even makes solar power worse. Yes, that’s right. A new study says climate change could reduce sunny days in hot places that are getting hotter, so the solar power won’t work even as well as it now does which isn’t much. Wait a minute. Global warming means less sunshine? Well, sure. See, sunshine is good and climate change makes everything worse.
Actually the study is full of “may” and “might” and if the creek don’t rise so really it says researchers found that situation complex. Including that apparently climate change involves feedback loops. And that these loops involve moisture, aerosols and particulates and, oh no, but oh yes, clouds. And that under some circumstances clouds reflect back sunlight and hence heat from the sun.
If true, this finding means that the climate models with their every-feedback-is-positive built-in bias toward catastrophe need to go back to the shop for a drastic refit. Though the authors do not make such a claim. Instead they intend to turn to a study of how a possible “increase in cloud coverage could change current estimates of how effective trees would be in reducing atmospheric carbon.” Because… all impacts of climate change are bad.