“Since the birth of Jesus Christ, the climate has sometimes naturally changed—some parts of the world have briefly cooled, and some have briefly warmed—but it has never changed as it’s changing now. Never once until the Industrial Revolution did temperatures surge in the same direction everywhere at the same time. They’re doing so now, the study finds.” No Climate Event in 2,000 Years Compares to What’s Happening Now.

+ “July is the warmest month of the year globally. If this July turns out to be the warmest July (it has a good shot at it), it will be the warmest month we have measured on Earth!” July is on track to become Earth’s hottest month on record.

+ “There was no sea ice in sight. And rather than signs of international maneuvering or preparations for oil drilling, I encountered a sort of stunned silence among the people who have long lived in the ‘high north’ and are still coming to terms with the region’s rapid, climate-induced changes. Everyone I spoke to was far more concerned about the fragility of the region’s wildlife than any competing national interests.” Vice: This Is What It’s Like to Watch the Arctic Die.