Out of a year of chaotic weather extremes, climate scientists are beginning to see a pattern.
Last month, like many before it, had heat that was above average, and temperatures during the second half of June broke or tied records in 173 locations.
The summer Olympics may be a few months away, but the climate in the U.S. is already breaking records.
Despite the massive wildfires that have swept the western U.S. in recent years, the region has barely begun paying down the huge fire deficit it has accumulated over the last 100 years.
The deeper the burn the higher the carbon emissions.
The early-season cold snap across Europe is not a surprise - blame atmospheric circulation changes due to the warming Arctic.
Changes in Arctic winds are allowing warm fronts further north and could spell trouble in the south across North America and Europe.
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