The hottest U.S. city just broke an intense record

July was just the beginning. 
Phoenix experienced its hottest month ever recorded in July 2020, with reliable records going back to 1895. Now, the warmest city in the U.S. broke another record: On Sunday, Phoenix hit a high temperature of at least 110 degrees Fahrenheit for the 34th time this year, with a torrid August still ahead. The previous record was 33 days, set in 2011.
This sustained heating trend, like many extreme environmental occurrences today, is stoked by a potent weather event that's amplified by human-caused climate change.
"This is a dramatic event," said Jeff Weber, a research meteorologist at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research . Read more... More about Extreme Weather , Climate Change , Science , and Climate Environment




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