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What it was like living through the hottest month in Earth’s recorded history

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Humanity's experiment of pumping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere is producing results consistent with predictionsRead full story

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  • Akshat Rathi
    Akshat RathiSenior reporter at Quartz

    Please share this article with those who still question climate science or think climate change won't affect them.

  • Somanna Muthanna
    Somanna MuthannaHead - Marketing at StayAbode Ventures

    I remember this scene from an episode on the HBO show Newsroom where they interview an analyst from the EPA on climate change. The anchor keeps pushing him to say something positive about how the situation can be reversed, but the analyst keeps pressing on and leaves us with an analogy of planet Earth being a car with its engine on and with all of us sitting inside and having passed out in it. And the only way to save us, was if someone had shut the engine, 20 years ago!

  • Kima TELFAIR
    Kima TELFAIRRN at Vidant

    God blessed me to livE through this tremendously hot weather, so I wanna say, Thank You LORD!!

  • Weiyee IN
    Weiyee INChief Strategy Officer

    Earth is not dying, planet is not in crisis and will survive climate change long after humanity is extinct. The challenge is not for mother Earth or the planet the crisis is for humanity. Humanity are at risk because civilization was built ignorant and ignoring the signs of climate change. Regardless of whose fault any of this might be, human designed and build infrastructure, especially coastal cities are at risk and what policy makers need to focus on is mitigation of these risks.

  • Joslyne Cook
    Joslyne Cook

    “July of 2019 is officially the hottest month in recorded history. Humanity’s experiment of pumping greenhouse gases in to the atmosphere is producing results that are frighteningly consistent with our predictions. The climate crisis is here.”

  • Rodolphe Ködderitzsch
    Rodolphe KödderitzschFounder / CEO at otis.ai

    July of 2019 is officially the hottest month in recorded history 🥵

  • Brandon Sapsara
    Brandon SapsaraFounder at Spark

    India is at the center of humanity’s climate adaptation and survival story in a rapidly changing world.

  • Eduardo Ferrero
    Eduardo Ferrero

    It is obvious that we humans are affecting the environment and doing so we are affecting the weather.

    The problem is that since the perfect experiment is to really cause a catastrophe to be 100% sure the deniers will always have a "reason" to be sceptic.

    We will have a disaster, most likely the majority of the victims will be poor, the politicians and authorities will pass the blame and some solutions will be implemented for whoever can pay.

    Nobody is really paying attention to a melting glacier

    It is obvious that we humans are affecting the environment and doing so we are affecting the weather.

    The problem is that since the perfect experiment is to really cause a catastrophe to be 100% sure the deniers will always have a "reason" to be sceptic.

    We will have a disaster, most likely the majority of the victims will be poor, the politicians and authorities will pass the blame and some solutions will be implemented for whoever can pay.

    Nobody is really paying attention to a melting glacier in Greenland, "maybe" someone will do so if Miami is flooded of if the yields of the farms in Iowa suffer.

  • Elyse Josephs
    Elyse Josephs

    It's called weather. If you wish to believe the climate change/ global warming hysteria, please enjoy yourself. What no one is talkingvabout is weather manipulation by govts in order to create the hysteria. HAARP is now in many countries acrossvthe world, not jusr Alaska. That's justbthe tip pfvthe iceberg. Wake thge hell up!

  • June also set records for those keeping score. When will enough be enough?

  • Our planete is in a big problem.

  • Jacob lee
    Jacob lee

    I don't disagree with climate change but I don't understand when we say "earth's hottest temperatures"... Is it isolated temperature rises? Is it country average temperatures? Over my last three summers in different parts of the world (dessert, boreal, etc) I've happened to stumble upon colder weather temps than they are used to. I think the argument of rising temperatures is a little misguided since we have barely been hitting highs from the early 1900s... Rather we should be looking at the isolated

    I don't disagree with climate change but I don't understand when we say "earth's hottest temperatures"... Is it isolated temperature rises? Is it country average temperatures? Over my last three summers in different parts of the world (dessert, boreal, etc) I've happened to stumble upon colder weather temps than they are used to. I think the argument of rising temperatures is a little misguided since we have barely been hitting highs from the early 1900s... Rather we should be looking at the isolated warming in the north and not generalizing it as the entire earth as a warming pot.

  • Ajit Patel
    Ajit Patel

    As usual from plastics, habitat loss, over fishing, consumer debt, student debt, sir and water pollution, to non renewable energy and mass shootings, we hsve always waited until the problems are past the point of no return before we do anything.

    Why should climate change be different?

  • Gerald Aultman
    Gerald Aultman

    This is not a political problem. It may be beyond our ability to control. We need a national or maybe world strategy to cope with it. Chances of that happening are slim to none unless our leaders formulate an international strategy to cope with it.

  • Alex ter Hark
    Alex ter HarkProduct Owner at Zopa

    How long can climate change sceptics (e.g. Trump & co) call this an outlier? History will tell...

  • Tristan  Luten
    Tristan Luten

    Wow

  • R S BUDHYAL
    R S BUDHYAL

    Situation shall be panicky in near future. We have lost enormous precious time for initiating right actions. Present and proposed Action Plans shall only be effective after a long time, meantime the sufferings of the humanity looks inevitable

  • Susan  Grekso
    Susan Grekso cashier

    The earth has through climate changes throughout its existence. Human intervention has once again mucked natural change. I will be dead in 2070, but my grandchildren will probably be alive. I love this earth and we should all worry about an early demise.

  • Bernadette Goncharova
    Bernadette Goncharova

    Living in Maine, I was enjoying the actual summer weather until I got this news report. *Sigh*

  • Randhir Singh
    Randhir Singh

    It is no more invisible. 🥵

  • Stephen Littley
    Stephen Littley

    Wont help..

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