BBC - Science & Nature - Horizon Since I highly doubt that some people will actually read this article I'll sum it up briefly so that before you post out of your ass you have an opportunity to understand what the article suggests. Basically, the gist of it is that for decades airborne particles released by the burning of fossil fuels has caused an increase in the amount of sunlight reflected back into space thereby offsetting the effects of global warming. Although, that causes a whole slough of other problems. However, we are now really taking air pollution (by way of airborne particles) seriously and have made efforts to clean up. However, as the air borne particles are cut, the cooling effect is cut as well, and with greenhouse gas emissions still rising it means the temperature increase from global warming could be far worse than we ever thought. THINK BEFORE YOU POST.