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That overnight low of 108°F is still preliminary — the day isn't over yet after all. If it holds (it will) it'll be the hottest night ever measured anywhere in the world outside of Oman (109°F).
Today’s air quality in New York City was the worst in more than 14 years. The concentration of fine particulate matter was seven times the @WHO 's healthy limit. The cause? A plume of smoke spanning the entire continent. We are in a climate emergency.
If the models are right, there could be a typhoon headed for Tokyo on Sunday or Monday. The last thing that #Tokyo2020 needs.
Today is going to be one of the hottest days ever recorded in the history of California. There will be people who die today because of the heat. There will be people who die today because of the wildfire smoke. It's here, this is it. This is climate change.
So, the heat wave in Canada was so strong that it created extreme wildfire conditions, and when the fires started the heat plumes were so strong they created severe thunderstorms, which are so strong they're creating lightning that's sparking new fires
We've officially crossed over to 418ppm, the highest atmospheric carbon dioxide levels in millions of years — before the pyramids, before the ice age, before modern humans existed. Humanity has never experienced our planet like this. We are in a climate emergency.
Friends, a gentle reminder: We just completed the hottest 12-month period in recorded history. We are in a climate emergency.
Hurricane Laura from 22,000 miles up in space, as of 25 minutes ago. A historic image for a historic storm.