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Incredible Visual of Particles Swirling Around Earth

by Kenny Hoeschen

Climate scientist Gavin Schmidt put together this fascinating visualization of many types of particles as they travel and swirl around Earth. The red-orange particles are dust, white are pollution from burning coal and volcanoes, red dots are fires over a particular time period, and blue is seasalt in the air.

This was part of Schmidt’s TED talk on patterns of climate change. View the talk in its entirety here.

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