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Amid a year of record-breaking climate disaster, the U.S. broke its record on oil production

As the year 2023 comes to a close, scientists repeatedly draw attention to the numerous climate change records that were broken over the previous 12 months. There were new records set in global surface temperature, ocean heat content and ice melt — and humans everywhere felt the consequences. Our species just survived the hottest summer on record, complete with deadly heatwavesintensified wildfires and worsened floods and flood-related events....

Originally posted on salon.com