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August 2016 was the hottest month in over 100,000 years. While it is still unclear whether August 2017 will break that record, data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration suggests that 2016 and 2017 will be the two hottest years ever recorded, setting us on track to surpass the 2.7°F (1.5°C ) warming threshold—identified by analysts as a dangerous benchmark—within the next few decades. The local effects of climate change are already underway: the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reported an increase in heavy rainstorms in Pennsylvania and higher flood waters along the Delaware River.

August 2016 was the hottest month in over 100,000 years. While it is still unclear whether August 2017 will break that record, data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration suggests that 2016 and 2017 will be the two hottest years ever recorded, setting us on track to surpass the 2.7°F (1.5°C ) warming threshold—identified by analysts as a dangerous benchmark—within the next few decades. The local effects of climate change are already underway: the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reported an increase in heavy rainstorms in Pennsylvania and higher flood waters along the Delaware River.
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