A sign warns of extreme heat as tourists enter Death Valley National Park in California in June 2013. Photo: Reuters A sign warns of extreme heat as tourists enter Death Valley National Park in California in June 2013. Photo: Reuters
A sign warns of extreme heat as tourists enter Death Valley National Park in California in June 2013. Photo: Reuters
Climate change

Hottest temperature on Earth in 100 years recorded in California’s Death Valley

  • Searing measurement of 54.5 degrees Celsius could be highest in planet’s history
  • Last month was the world’s third-hottest July on record, and three of the hottest ever Julys all occurred within last five years

Topic |   Climate change
A sign warns of extreme heat as tourists enter Death Valley National Park in California in June 2013. Photo: Reuters A sign warns of extreme heat as tourists enter Death Valley National Park in California in June 2013. Photo: Reuters
A sign warns of extreme heat as tourists enter Death Valley National Park in California in June 2013. Photo: Reuters
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