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    Last Year Was Hotter Than You Thought

    As a Montanan, watching the effects of climate change in places like Glacier National Park hits very close to home. The data is clear: Climate change is one of the most pressing issues our planet faces today. Last year’s average temperature — to get geeky about it — was the warmest since 1891, when we started keeping track. But it’s really since 1998 that we’ve seen a steep, undeniable climb in global temperatures. Countering the encroaching beast will require a concerted worldwide effort. A substantial new obstacle in the way is our newly formed 114th Congress. Over half of GOP members deny or question the science behind human-caused climate change. It’s data, people! 

    TIME

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