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If the climate was normal, average, stable, for every record high there’d be a record low. We just set a record for global heat for the 11th month in a row, and by wide margins (0.77F) again. Arctic Sea ice was only 5.6 million square miles, another record. In this month’s NOAA report, there are ten major bullet points about records or near records. Temperatures were expected to rise with a possibility of setting records, but the temperature jump is far above expectations and could be a sign that the goals and targets we set for limiting pollution were too high and that the atmosphere is already accelerating. Even a swing back to a few months without records wouldn’t be a sign of a turn-around, but would probably just be reflective of the chaotic nature of Nature. We may have passed the point of now return, or are far closer than we thought.

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