This according to the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service.
The C3S provisional data from July 1 to 29 indicated that temperatures were “on a par with, and possibly marginally higher” than the previous high of July 2016.
July 2019 will be about 2.16 degrees (1.2 Celsius) more than preindustrial levels, the provisional data showed.
Meanwhile, ice is melting at an alarming rate.
In July, Greenland's ice sheet reportedly lost 197 billion tons of ice despite an expected average of between 60 billion and 70 billion tons.
“We have always lived through hot summers. But this is not the summer of our youth. This is not your grandfather’s summer,” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres when he announced the data, according to the World Meteorological Organization.
Oh, but don’t worry. The crisis will be averted once winter comes and Donald Trump starts tweeting about blizzards again.
To paraphrase Steve Martin, I believe Donald Trump can make this country what it once was — a sere desert covered in withered shrubs and sand.
I just hope to Zeus that when Trump finally leaves office, we’re not a bunch of Wile E. Coyotes hanging in midair wearing “oh shit” expressions after having already run off the cliff.
We don’t have much time to fix this, and four more years of the ocher arschloch could very well cook us for good.
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