In 2020, the temperature has risen on Earth. Scientists associate this phenomenon with cleaner air due to the pandemic.
A study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters suggests that this may be due in part to fewer sulfate particles in car exhaust fumes and burning coal, which normally cools the atmosphere.
The planet was about 0.05 degrees (0.03 degrees Celsius) warmer in a year because there were fewer cooling aerosols in the air, which, unlike carbon dioxide, are pollution.
Scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (USA) note that air pollution can lead to a cold snap while purifying it can warm the planet.
“Clean air warms the planet a little, but far fewer people die of air pollution,” experts say.
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