Summer swelter: Persistent heat wave breaks records, spirits

The Associated Press - June 25, 2022 9:06 am

(AP) — A heat wave that’s already lasted more than a week keeps on baking the US, Asia, and even the Arctic.

At least nine US states on Thursday hit 100 degrees, coming after 12 states did that on Wednesday. Records keep falling. A city in the Russian Arctic hit nearly 90 degrees.

This early summer heat wave looks and feels more like August than June. Scientists continue to assert that it has all the hallmarks of climate change.

In Macon, Georgia, the temperature ramped from 64 to 105 degrees on Wednesday and then hit 104, a further record for the date, on Thursday.


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