July was the hottest month in America ever recorded.

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Virginia had the hottest July ever; many other states were near their maximum, making the country’s overall July its hottest.

We just ended the warmest 12-month period ever recorded.

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We are easily on track for the hottest year ever recorded.

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We’ve set more daily record highs so far this year — 26,674 of them — than were set in all of 2011.

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There’s still that drought.

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The only conversation about climate change in political circles comes from people who deny it exists and make fun of it to score cheap political points.

There is a presidential election in 90 days.