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Now that you have learned about what a rdiation balance is, and the factors that contribute to it, see how all these factors com together to influence the climate. Take a look at the Climate Contributions learning tool to see what determines the balance of energy that regulates Earth’s climate.

Your Turn

Question: Volcanic activity contributes both positively and negatively to the climate. Why do you think this is?

Congratulations! You have now completed Lesson 4. Move on to Lesson 5 to learn more about climate issues around the world.