Study: More carbon dioxide leads to l...

Study: More carbon dioxide leads to less clouds

There are 5 comments on the R & D story from Sep 5, 2012, titled Study: More carbon dioxide leads to less clouds. In it, R & D reports that:

Presumably fewer clouds will develop in the future over the grass: The increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere causes an evaporation decrease of plants.

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SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#1 Sep 5, 2012
Another cause is described to increase CO2-induced warming in temperate zones. The green plants.

You could have figured out on your own that the more CO2 in the air, the sooner the plants' need for CO2 is met, thus less evaporation leading to reduced cloud formation by the green plants.
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#2 Sep 6, 2012
I think that any effect from reduced transpiration would be lost somewhat in the large changes to the hydrological cycle from higher temperatures.

It could have small regional climate effects in some locations.
Richard Bransons Beard

UK

#3 Sep 12, 2012
so how does that explain the record rainfall in the UK this year? It usually needs clouds to rain.
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#4 Sep 12, 2012
Richard Bransons Beard wrote:
so how does that explain the record rainfall in the UK this year? It usually needs clouds to rain.
Pleae be more specific and give some supporting evidence of 'record rain without clouds'.

note: Fact it that clouds are the formation of small droplets of water around particles and they can form rain while the cloud is 'consumed' by the process but that is rare. i.e rain falls from a clear sky. Most clouds only precipitate a small part of their total moisture.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#5 Sep 12, 2012
Richard Bransons Beard wrote:
so how does that explain the record rainfall in the UK this year? It usually needs clouds to rain.
Cloudless rainfall only happens sometimes in some places.

I just want to say: Brits are coming, Brits are coming.

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