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July 2019 hottest month on record for planet: U.S. agency

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climate change "is affecting the natural environment, agriculture, energy production and use, land and water resources, transportation, and human health and welfare across the U.S. and its territories."

Those who've gained most and continue to gain from the fossil fuel economy have the most power. Trump's US, Putin's Russia, with support from the oil king/sheikhdoms and global financiers, have militaries they continue to use to ensure they maintain control.

China is probably ahead in terms of developing alternatives to burning more oil, gas and coal, but to keep pace with the US and Russia will continue to rely on burning fossil fuels.

As long as baby-boom aged leaders like Trump, Putin and Xi run their empires on oil and get richer and more powerful for doing so, expect things to get even worse. Gens X, Y and Z: it's up to you.

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NOAA may have spoken to soon about temperatures. People are dying in August from the high temperatures. Here in Jacksonville FL we have had 110F. to 115F. this is serious.

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As long as baby-boom aged leaders like Trump, Putin and Xi run their empires on oil and get richer and more powerful for doing so, expect things to get even worse. Gens X, Y and Z: it's up to you.

Their age has nothing to do with it. Their lives of privilege, capitalist or communist or apparatchik, do. Plenty of opposition to the likes of those guys from their own contemporaries, at least where opposition is allowed to be expressed. I don't share your faith in younger-age leaders or their capacity to challenge either the pattern set by their predecessors, especially in the cases of China or Russia. And in the West, too many people from their teens to their 90s are too addicted to the benefits of their capitalist lifestyles - or in the case of China and Russia, their aspirations towards whatever they imagine a capitalist lifestyle to be.

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