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Earth just experienced the hottest June in at least 140 years

Ephrat Livni
Earth just experienced the hottest June in at least 140 years

Global temperatures are rising to scorching new heights as heatwaves prompt mayors in American cities to issue extreme weather advisories. People are dying. At least six recent deaths in the US are being blamed on the heat, including that of former Mitch Petrus a 32-year-old former National Football League lineman, who was felled by heat stroke in Arkansas on July 19. Last month was the hottest June on Earth in at least the last 140 years, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).