14 record-setting hot months in a row, as of last month.
"Climate change, caused by heat-trapping greenhouse gases, will not (disappear). This means we face more heatwaves, more extreme rainfall and potential for higher impact tropical cyclones," said WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas.
It's not hot air melting the Antarctic Polar Icecap; it's hot water.
129.2 degrees F. in Kuwait. How many people will live there when the oil runs out? How about Phoenix, El Paso and Las Vegas? https://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/eastern-hemispheres-alltime-temperature-record-kuwait-fries-in-54
We are the only species to be able to use the lakes and rivers of fossil water deep beneath the ground, and we figured out how to use the oil under the ground to pump it all up here to the surface. It gives us drink in the desert, and a swimming-pool, and a nice golf-course, and feeds billions of us daily, rain or shine. We have really figured this one out. Now what? http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/07/world-aquifers-water-wars/
Ilargi, at The Automatic Earth, looks at essentials of restructuring an economy in a period of financial collapse (your pension first)