Americans should be getting used to hearing this by now, but we’re coming off the hottest month ever recorded in the history of the United States. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the month of July was the hottest ever recorded going all the back to 1895.
The average temperature for that month was 77.6 degrees – more than three degrees higher than the century average. At the same time, 63% of the nation is mired in an historic drought that’s threatening not only our nation’s food supply, but the rest of the world’s too. Stay tuned, this is just the beginning of climate change-induced global “weirding.”