Catastrophic Climate Change: We Caused It; We're Going to Have to Fix It.
Dark Snow is a specific case of the Albedo Effect. Even the mainstream media is now occasionally
reporting on glacier melt. Turns out one of the accelerators for the melt is soot which is ejected
into the atmosphere (coal-fired power plants, diesel engines, forest fires, incinerators, cargo ships,
etc.) and lands randomly downwind. That includes on glaciers and snowfields. Being black or dark
grey, soot turns more sunlight into heat than the surrounding snow and ice, which accelerates the
heating and melting. If we can reduce the amount of soot we put in the atmosphere, we can start to
reduce this impact.