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Death Valley posts hottest month ever recorded on Earth, for the second July in a row

Death Valley posts hottest month ever recorded on Earth for the second July in a row The Washington Post
A couple poses at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center thermometer Thursday in California’s Death Valley National Park. The temperature shown was not the official high, which was 127 degrees — a record for the date. (Richard Brian/Las Vegas Review-Journal/AP)

The Washington Post

This year’s exceptional temperature extreme at one of the planet’s hottest locations puts an exclamation mark on a month in which record-high temperatures have fallen on every continent in the Northern Hemisphere. Collectively, all of these exceptional heat milestones are consistent with what is expected in a warming world, as concentrations of greenhouse gases from human activity continue to accumulate.