A viral hashtag about keeping cool in the summer has the internet cracking up.

Stay cool with some hot tweets.

Man, it's a hot one.

Summer 2017 is seriously heating up, and climate change is playing a larger role than ever. There's already been a massive heat wave in Arizona, and yet again, we're on track for one of the hottest summers on record. While the weather is different than climate, the changes to our planet are undeniable.

To cope, people took to Twitter using the hashtag #ClimateChangeSummerTips to offer up a few tips — some tongue-in-cheek and some really practical — about our current predicament.

Interested in trying out a few new recipes? You're in luck.

Those long road trips to the beach may be a thing of the past.

Some users are predicting the rules of the road could change too.

Meanwhile, others are on the lookout for the season's hottest fashion.

Jokes aside, there were also a bunch of really helpful tips for your summer adventures.

The hot pavement can be really "ruff" on your dog's paws (I immediately regret that super-cheesy pun).


Keeping your cool can be a lot harder when it's not actually cool.

Sunscreen isn't just for summer. Take care of your skin by adding a bit of SPF to your daily routine year-round.

It's recommended that you use SPF 30 or higher on all exposed skin. If it's not covered up, it's a good idea to lather up.

You can get sunburn in as little as 15 minutes. So unless zombie chic is your new aesthetic, take precautions!

Keep cool, and be sure to check on elderly friends, family, and neighbors who might not have access to air conditioning during summer heat waves.

While there have been some pretty massive setbacks recently when it comes to fighting climate change, there's still a whole lot you can do to help make a real difference.

But in the meantime, stay cool and take care of our planet. It's the only one we've got.

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In America, one dumb mistake can hang over your head forever.

Nearly 30% of the American adult population — about 70 million people — have at least one criminal conviction that can prevent them from being treated equally when it comes to everything from job and housing opportunities to child custody.

Twenty million of these Americans have felony convictions that can destroy their chances of making a comfortable living and prevents them from voting out the lawmakers who imprisoned them.

Many of these convictions are drug-related and stem from the War on Drugs that began in the U.S. '80s. This war has unfairly targeted the minority community, especially African-Americans.

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Climate change is happening because the earth is warming at an accelerated rate, a significant portion of that acceleration is due to human activity, and not taking measures to mitigate it will have disastrous consequences for life as we know it.

In other words: Earth is heating up, it's kinda our fault, and if we don't fix it, we're screwed.

This is the consensus of the vast majority of the world's scientists who study such things for a living. Case closed. End of story.

How do we know this to be true? Because pretty much every reputable scientific organization on the planet has examined and endorsed these conclusions. Thousands of climate studies have been done, and multiple peer-reviewed studies have been done on those studies, showing that somewhere between 84 and 97 percent of active climate science experts support these conclusions. In fact, the majority of those studies put the consensus well above 90%.

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Two years ago, a tweet featuring the invoice for a fixed boiler went viral because the customer, a 91-year-old woman with leukemia, received the services for free.

"No charge for this lady under any circumstances," the invoice read. "We will be available 24 hours to help her and keep her as comfortable as possible."

The repair was done by James Anderson, 52, a father-of-five from Burnley, England. "James is an absolute star, it was overwhelming to see that it cost nothing," the woman's daughter told CNN.

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I live in a family with various food intolerances. Thankfully, none of them are super serious, but we are familiar with the challenges of finding alternatives to certain foods, constantly checking labels, and asking restaurants about their ingredients.

In our family, if someone accidentally eats something they shouldn't, it's mainly a bit of inconvenient discomfort. For those with truly life-threatening food allergies, the stakes are much higher.

I can't imagine the ongoing stress of deadly allergy, especially for parents trying to keep their little ones safe.

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