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Earth Had Its 400th Consecutive Month Of Above-Average Temperatures

The last time we had a cooler-than-average month was in 1984.

  Climate Change

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0:40Theewaterskloof Dam
City of Cape Town

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Cape Town Could Become The First Major City To Run Out Of Water

1:32A map of global temperatures in 2017
NASA

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0:41President Donald Trump
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The Government Talks Differently About Climate Change Under Trump

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Pope Francis Once Again Calls For Efforts To Fight Climate Change

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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1:04A NASA visualization of 2016 temperature extremes
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