quote: An increase by only a factor of 4 in global aerosol background concentration may be sufficient to reduce the surface temperature by as much as 3.5 ° K. If sustained over a period of several years, such a temperature decrease over the whole globe is believed to be sufficient to trigger an ice age.
quote: himself has described his contribution here
quote: At Steve’s 60th birthday celebration I argued that the Rasool and Schneider paper was a useful scientific paper, an example of hypothesis testing, in the spirit of good science.
quote: And you're still missing the main point. Most people don't read research papers, they read NEWSPAPERS. A journalist interviewed Rasool and reported he claimed an Ice Age is coming. That's what counts. Not what he wrote in a journal.