Greg Berndt takes a selfie with the thermometer reading 132 degrees Fahrenheit (55.5 degrees Celsius) at the Furnace Creek Visitors Centre in Death Valley, California, in August. Photo: Reuters Greg Berndt takes a selfie with the thermometer reading 132 degrees Fahrenheit (55.5 degrees Celsius) at the Furnace Creek Visitors Centre in Death Valley, California, in August. Photo: Reuters
Greg Berndt takes a selfie with the thermometer reading 132 degrees Fahrenheit (55.5 degrees Celsius) at the Furnace Creek Visitors Centre in Death Valley, California, in August. Photo: Reuters
Climate change

Record temperatures lure ‘heat tourists’ to California’s Death Valley

  • Visitors sit in cars blasting their air conditioning, waiting to snap selfies with 130 degree Fahrenheit thermometer reading
  • National park has seen ‘some of the hottest days ever recorded on Earth’ this summer

Topic |   Climate change
Greg Berndt takes a selfie with the thermometer reading 132 degrees Fahrenheit (55.5 degrees Celsius) at the Furnace Creek Visitors Centre in Death Valley, California, in August. Photo: Reuters Greg Berndt takes a selfie with the thermometer reading 132 degrees Fahrenheit (55.5 degrees Celsius) at the Furnace Creek Visitors Centre in Death Valley, California, in August. Photo: Reuters
Greg Berndt takes a selfie with the thermometer reading 132 degrees Fahrenheit (55.5 degrees Celsius) at the Furnace Creek Visitors Centre in Death Valley, California, in August. Photo: Reuters
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