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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A quarter of domestic cats have had their claws removed. Even though it might make the owners lives a little easier, the procedure can be incredibly painful for the animals and has been described as "barbaric."

Most of Europe and Canada have banned cat declawing (onychectomy), as well as several U.S. cities, but New York just became the first state to do so. Now, any vet who declaws a cat in the there will face a fine of $1,000, unless the procedure is medically necessary.

"Declawing is a cruel and painful procedure that can create physical and behavioral problems for helpless animals, and today it stops," New York GovernorAndrew Cuomo saidin a statement, per USA Today.

Some people get their cat declawed to stop their furniture and flesh from being destroyed. However, declawing a cat isn't the best way to stop a cat from scratching. In fact, it's probably the worst. "If a person has an issue with a cat scratching, well, first of all, I'd advise them don't get a cat because that is the very nature of a cat. But, secondly, there are ways to change cats' behavior. Get scratching posts. There are vinyl sheathes that could be placed on the nails," Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal said. Rosenthal sponsored the bill and is a cat owner, herself. "[T]here's many ways to address that behavior." None of the ways you address the problem should include taking it's claws off.

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As a child, I spent countless hours with Mister Rogers. I sang along as he put on his cardigan and sneakers, watched him feed his fish, and followed his trolley into the Land of Make Believe. His show was a like a calm respite from the craziness of the world, a beautiful place where kindness always ruled. Even now, thinking about the gentle, genuine way he spoke to me as a child is enough to wash away the angst of my adult heart.

Fred Rogers was goodness personified. He dedicated his life not just to the education of children, but to their emotional well-being. His show didn't teach us letters and figures—he taught about love and feelings. He showed us what community looks like, what accepting and including different people looks like, and what kindness and compassion look like. He saw everyone he met as a new friend, and when he looked into the camera and said, "Hello, neighbor," he was sincerely speaking to every person watching.

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