In case you didn't see the N.Y. Times' two-column lead, "For Third Year, The Earth In 2016 Set Heat Record: Threat to Society and Nature is Rising — Scale of Shift Startles Scientists," it's getting hot. "NASA's calculations suggested that the planet had warmed by well over a half-degree Fahrenheit from 2013 to 2016... the largest temperature increase over a three-year period in the NASA record, which begins in 1880 ... NOAA's records show only one other instance when global temperature records were set three years in a row: in 1939, 1940 and 1941. … 1941 now ranks as only the 37th-warmest year on record."
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