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It's not your imagination: 2017 has been abnormally hot so far

Yeah, it's a hot one.

This is the Earth on climate change.


A famous 1936 shows the people of Nebraska sprawled on the capitol lawn to escape that had turned their AC-free homes into slow roasters. These vintage photos can make modern summer heat seem cool in comparison. But it isn't. Average temperatures today are warmer than they were a century ago. And this week, the declared the . First place went to 2016.

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