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Volcanoes and wildfires offset 20% of global heating over eight years

Events that inject smoke and gas into high atmosphere help to cool planet but are no solution to climate crisis, says study.

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The climate time bomb in the atmosphere

Cleaning up air pollution might increase global temperature by as much as an entire degree Celsius.
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Microplastics are filling the skies. Will they affect the climate?

Recent studies reveal that tiny pieces of plastic are constantly lofted into the atmosphere. These particles can travel thousands of miles and affect the formation of clouds, which means they have the potential to impact temperature, rainfall, and even climate change.
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Scientists puzzled by soaring global methane levels

Scientists say the rapid rise in atmospheric methane has significant implications because it is a potent greenhouse gas and can contribute to global warming.
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Pollution from SpaceX, Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic's rockets may harm human health, climate, study

The pollution from rockets built by SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Virgin Galactic could damage human health and hurt the Earth's climate, a new study shows.

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Global warming increased U.S. crop insurance losses by $27 billion in 27 years, Stanford study finds

Higher temperatures attributed to climate change caused payouts from the nation's biggest farm support program to increase by $27 billion between 1991 and 2017.

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CO2 levels are highest they’ve been in 63 years, NOAA says

Since 1958, samples of the air have been collected atop a barren volcano in the middle of the Pacific Ocean to track atmospheric carbon dioxide levels in the northern hemisphere. Now, 63 years later, those levels have peaked.