The atmosphere can mask the real consequences of climate change

It's no mystery that people have made big changes to Earth and its atmosphere.

As greenhouse gases in the air and the common surface temperature of our planet increased, a lesser-recognized phenomenon increased.

Earth's environment has gotten much dustier since the days before business. 

 And it's possible that all those more particles are subtly working to combat several outcomes of climate change

cooling the planet a bit, according to an observational assessment published Tuesday in the journal Nature Reviews Earth & Environment.

According to the new assessment, results for atmospheric dust are missing from almost all meteorological research 

 That is, those modes may also underestimate warming related to human-caused climate change

And if the environment becomes much less dusty, we may want to see that rapid increase in temperature.