global dimming
 n.— «Over the last four decades, scientists have observed a 1.3% per decade decline in the amount of sun reaching the Earth’s surface. This phenomenon, coined “solar dimming” or “global dimming,” is due to changes in clouds and air pollution that are impeding the suns ability to penetrate.» —“Could Global Warming Mean Less Sunshine and Less Rainfall?” Eart Institute, Columbia Univ. (New York City) May 14, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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