Our planet is one big fireball


The Earth’s climate is changing before our eyes.With record-breaking temperatures around the globe, satellite images reveal our planet to be a massive fireball — making the effects of climate change hard to ignore.

The map from the University of Maine’s Climate Reanalyzer show Tuesday’s forecasted average air temperature when measured from six feet above sea level.

The temperature projections were generated using the NCEP Global Forecast System (GFS) model, which is the National Weather Service’s primary forecasting model.

The disturbing data displayed on the map is not a one-off occurrence. Since the beginning of June, temperature records have been set across the Northern Hemisphere.

On Tuesday, for example, the mercury hit 106 degrees in Japan, which is the country’s highest ever recorded temperature. The heat wave has killed at least 44 people.

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