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Borrowing as the future burns

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04.08.2019

In the same news wave that brought word that July at least equaled, if not surpassed, the hottest month in recorded history, President Trump signed off on a $2.7 trillion budget that includes an obscene $738 billion on the military.

Word of July’s spiking heat comes as June was reported as the hottest June on record. The climate change dislocations are already upon us as news report document how unprecedented drought in countries like Honduras and Guatemala are forcing farmers and their families off their land and sending them on the northward migration that can easily end in a cage somewhere in the American southwest.

The Pentagon is a major contributor to global warming and climate change that’s the most clear and present danger to our collective survival. And much of its global mission is focused around protecting the Persian Gulf states because those countries have reserves of fossil fuels that we desperately need to stop burning.

“We have always lived through hot summers. But this is not the summer of our youth. This is not your grandfather’s summer,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres, announcing the global weather data in New York.

The international agency said July 2019 will be around 1.2°C (2.6°F) warmer than the pre-industrial era.

“All of this means that we are on track for........

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