In recent times, the Brown clouds have been a cause of concern with respect to the climate change. What makes us so concerned about them?
1. Brown clouds absorb sunlight and accelerate the Green House Effect
2. Brown clouds suppress the rains and can change rainfall pattern
3. They are directly affecting the Himalayan Glaciers as well as arctic
Select the correct option from the codes given below:

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

The atmospheric blanket traps the heat, but there are also other particles involved in the blanket such as sulphates and nitrates in the atmospheric brown clouds, which function as mirrors. The “mirrors” (sulphates, nitrates, etc) in the atmospheric brown clouds mixes with atmospheric water and form acid rain

This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module