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Apparently the earth is receiving less insolation than before, due to the effect of humans.
This is the idea that over the last few decades, less insolation has been reaching the earth's surface.
Symptoms of scorching owing to abnormal insolation e.g.
Throughout the solar cycle, average nighttime thermospheric meridional winds are larger in spring than autumn despite similar levels of solar insolation.
Here, in the intenser insolation which they enjoy on the alpine slopes, they seem to find a compensation for the drawbacks incidental to the altitude of their present station.