Thursday, May 23, 2013

Irony in Spain

This has nothing to do with theology. Apparently the region of Almeria in southern Spain has been experiencing a "reverse greenhouse effect", a decrease in average temperature of 0.3° C per decade, due to--wait for it--greenhouses.

No, those aren't just unusually white-colored fields.
So many rudimentary plastic greenhouses have been erected to grow fruits and vegetables that the albedo (reflectivity) of the region has increased by 9%, reflecting enough sunlight back into space to decrease the temperature.

Just wanted to share.

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