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US Agency: Global Heat Hits Record Highs

Across the globe the heat is unrelenting, setting new temperature highs by the month that are unparalleled in 136 years of record-keeping, says the U.S. weather agency. Last month was the hottest August on record, nearly a degree Celsius higher than the 20th century average of 15.6 degrees Celsius, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The agency said the June-to-August average was also the highest dating back to 1880, when records were first kept,...

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