When an extreme, potentially record-breaking global weather event occurs today, the UN’ssends in a team of investigators. They verify it happened.
The National Weather Servicein Death Valley, Calif. on Aug. 16, amid a heat wave of rare intensity. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has already started organizing a panel of atmospheric scientists to carefully examine the observation, said Randy Cerveny, the agency’s rapporteur (or lead reporter) for extreme records.
If verified, the 130 F mark would be the highest temperature recorded on Earth since at least 1931, according to the WMO. Though, importantly, …
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