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Extra greenhouse gases in the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels are responsible for most of the recent increases in Earth’s temperature, but other factors — including El Niño, an undersea volcanic eruption and a reduction in sulfur dioxide aerosol pollution from container ships — may have contributed to the extremity of the heat last year.

  • @Red_October@lemmy.world
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    410 days ago

    Don’t worry, Earth isn’t content to rest on it’s laurels and will be trying to break the record in next year’s season, like a true champion.