Thursday, August 18, 2016

July Was The Hottest Month Since Records Began In 1880: NASA

Large areas could become so hot that they would be virtually uninhabitable for human beings, and could trigger an exodus of hundreds of millions of refugees.

This story originally appeared on The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In Siberia, melting permafrost released anthrax that had been frozen in a reindeer carcass for decades, starting a deadly outbreak. In Baghdad, soaring temperatures forced the government to shut down for days at a time. In Kuwait, thermometers…

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