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The Climate Change Fight Begins With White

The paranoia over disappearing ice caps isn’t unwarranted. Just like a white tshirt keeps you cooler on a hot summers day, the Earth’s ice (and other white surfaces) keep the planet cool. Albedo is the measure of how reflective surfaces are. While white has an albedo of 100% – Venus is the brightest star to the visible eye because it’s thick white cloud cover reflects the sun’s light back into space – black has an albedo of 0%, absorbing most of that light and heat.
Loss of white surface is catastrophic for life on Earth because it only speeds up the global “warming” process. This video explains how.
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