Death Valley regains its crown as hottest place ever
134° Fthe temperature the infamously hot spot in California’s Mojave Desert reached in 1913.
136.4° Fthe temperature a less-heralded hot spot, El Azizia, Libya, reached on September 13, 1922, breaking Death Valley’s record … or so it seemed.
recount!exactly 90 years ago, meteorologists say, the guy who caught the record temperature did a few things which put his temperature into doubt. First, he was inexperienced; second, he was using a poor temperature-reading tool that could be easily misread; and third, the area in which the temperature was unusual for the region. The result? Death Valley regains its crown! source
Tarmac melts, causing flight cancellations at USA’s capital airport, Reagan National, Washington DC. This demonstrates the need for climate adaptation of America’s (rather embarrassing) infrastructure.
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