James Shaw and Hippy Chippy will want that question avoided, of course — it doesn’t suit their Climatism narrative. No, ‘Climate Change’ is solely the result of what humans do, they allege, quite falsely.

When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted on January 15, it sent the equivalent of more than 58,000 Olympic-size swimming pools’ worth of water into the stratosphere (about 150 million tonnes), researchers say. (Tonga Geological Services pic)

The violent eruption of Tonga’s Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano injected an unprecedented amount of water directly into the stratosphere — and the vapor will stay there for years, likely affecting the Earth’s climate patterns, NASA scientists say.

The massive amount of water vapor is roughly 10% of the normal amount of vapor found in the stratosphere, equaling more than 58,000 Olympic-size swimming pools.

“We’ve never seen anything like it,” said atmospheric scientist Luis Millán, who works at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Millán led a study of the water the volcano sent into the sky; the team’s research was published in Geophysical Research Letters.

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