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What does it mean that July was the hottest month ever recorded?

"This is not science fiction," said Petteri Taalas, secretary general of the World Meteorological Organization. "It is the reality of climate change. It is happening now, and it will worsen in the future without urgent climate action."

Because climate change is already underway, the question that faces humanity is not whether our species will endure shifts in the environment to which it is accustomed, but how titanic those shifts will be.

The longer the world waits to change course, the worse the consequences.

Editorial on 08/10/2019

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