Too hot to handle: World hits record high temperature
World registered the hottest day ever recorded on July 3, 2023, crossing the global average daily temperature for the day over both land and ocean. Forest fires in Canada, extreme heat in Spain, Iran, the US and Vietnam, and fatal heatwaves in India raise fears that a deadly summer could become routine. The target of keeping long-term global warming within 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 F) is moving out of reach, with nations failing to set more ambitious goals despite months of record-breaking heat on land and sea
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A man pulls a cart carrying jugs of water amid the orange alert for a heatwave at a Hutong alley in Beijing, China, July 5, 2023.