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Global warming on vacation? Not even remotely close

If you live in the eastern two-thirds of North America, it may well have felt like global warming has been on vacation lately, with very chilly weather and even freezes and snowfall extending into May in some places. But don't be fooled: For the globe overall, very unusual warmth last month is helping propel the climate in 2020 toward what could well be the warmest year.

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Emissions reduction from COVID-19 brings short term benefits, little long term gain

The shelter-in-place orders in New Jersey, and beyond, has resulted in a 30 percent drop in Nitrogen Dioxide over the Northeastern United States in March 2020, compared to the average of the previous five years, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.