At any moment in the day, cloud coverage in the planet is about two-third of the entire sky. However, computer simulations created for depleting cloud coverage due to global warming have shown that as our Earth warms, the overall area of cloud covering the sky might become scarcer.
With fewer surfaces of cloud in sky to reflect the sun’s energy back into space, our Earth is doomed to get warmer with time which would lead to further loss of remaining cloud coverage. This particular feedback loop might cause the warming to go haywire while increasing the overall surface temperature exponentially.
For years, rough estimations have suggested that the loss of cloud coverage can significantly impact the overall climate. These findings reported over the journal named Nature Geoscience pose a genuine question when it comes to global warming episodes emerging from loss of clouds in the sky. The stratocumulus clouds, that are lowest lying clouds in the sky, help in bringing down the temperature of the planet significantly.
The disappearance of clouds occurs when overall concentration of the CO2 in the atmosphere reaches a high mark of 1200ppm. Overall, the study estimated that this depleting coverage could increase the average temperature on Earth by a whopping 8 degrees.