The earth captures twice as much heat as it did in 2005.

Planet Earth is now trapping twice as much heat as it did 14 years ago, according to a new study that raises concerns about the possible acceleration of climate change.

For the study, the researchers looked at data from the Clouds and Earth Radiant Energy System (CERES) instrument, which operates on several NASA Earth observation satellites and measures how much energy the planet absorbs in the form of sunlight and how much of it radiates back into space in the form of infrared radiation.

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