The New York Times > Science > Globe Grows Darker as Sunshine Diminishes 10% to 37%The New York Times > Science > Globe Grows Darker as Sunshine Diminishes 10% to 37%
Defying expectation and easy explanation, hundreds of instruments around the world recorded a drop in sunshine reaching the surface of Earth, as much as 10 percent from the late 1950's to the early 90's, or 2 percent to 3 percent a decade. In some regions like Asia, the United States and Europe, the drop was even steeper. In Hong Kong, sunlight decreased 37 percent.
bizarre, and troublesome if true. RDK raises another question related to this. Does the sunny 16 rule still hold true? My gut feeling is that there is not enough specific data in the article to necessarily invalidate the rule.