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California’s Heat Wave Just Set a Global Temperature Record

The Golden State is facing massive power outages and fire tornadoes thanks in part to a weakening jet stream.

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Worst Heat Wave in Decades

The heat rolled in, the lights went out, a fire tornado materialized in the sky and the hottest temperature anywhere in the world since 1931 was recorded in Death Valley.

It was a California weekend for the history books, adding to 2020’s global tally of extremes—including fires, heatwaves and tropical storms. This year has arguably offered a glimpse into the future of our climate-changed world.