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Volcanoes: Effects on Temperature

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Which of the following answer combinations BEST completes the sentence below?

Volcanic eruptions lead to _____________ average global temperatures because ________________.

A

cooler; eruption-generated gasses reflect heat from the sun

B

cooler; eruption-generated particulate matter block out solar radiation

C

warmer; eruptions add significant amounts of greenhouse gasses to the atmosphere

D

warmer; eruption-generated particulate matter help prevent heat loss

E

stable; volcanic eruptions are not known to have impacts on global temperatures