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June Sets Global Heat Record for 13th Consecutive Month

HeadlineJul 09, 2024

2024 is on track to become the hottest year in human history, after scientists confirmed June set another global heat record, putting the planet on a 13-month record-breaking streak.

Here in the U.S., the extreme temperatures are set to continue this week, especially across southern and western states. In Phoenix, Arizona, heat-related deaths have nearly doubled since the same period last year, with 175 deaths likely due to heat recorded so far.

Elsewhere, heavy monsoon rains and flash floods in Nepal have been linked to at least 47 deaths. In Indonesia, torrential downpours triggered a deadly landslide at an illegal gold mining site on Sulawesi island. Authorities say at least 23 people have been killed, with dozens of others missing.

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