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As a starting point, the burning of fossil fuels, and to a lesser extent deforestation and release of methane are responsible for the warming in recent decades: Graph of temperature as observed with significant warming, and simulated without added greenhouse gases and other anthropogentic changes, which shows no significant warming

How much each change to the atmosphere has warmed the world: IPCC AR6 Figure 2 - Thee bar charts: first chart: how much each gas has warmed the world.  About 1C of total warming.  Second chart:  about 1.5C of total warming from well-mixed greenhouse gases, offset by 0.4C of cooling from aerosols and negligible influence from changes to solar output, volcanoes, and internal variability.  Third chart: about 1.25C of warming from CO2, 0.5C from methane, and a bunch more in small quantities from other gases.  About 0.5C of cooling with large error bars from SO2.

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[–] SuperCub@sh.itjust.works 30 points 2 days ago

Worked out for him, he died before it was his problem. Shit head πŸ–•

[–] Catoblepas@lemmy.blahaj.zone 13 points 2 days ago (1 children)

I’m not sad to see him go, but I can’t imagine Oklahoma will send anyone better in his place.

[–] kyle@lemm.ee 11 points 2 days ago (1 children)

It's a guy named Markwayne Mullins who replaced him last year. I don't know much about him other than he's anti-abortion (all cases) and wanted to remove Trump's impeachments from the official record.

[–] Mac@mander.xyz 3 points 2 days ago

Dunno, m8. Sounds like we do know enough about him.

[–] rustyfish@lemmy.world 13 points 2 days ago

Rest in piss