“Not a record to celebrate”: Humanity just experienced the hottest day in recorded history

For Americans, the 4th of July is associated with fireworks, flag-waving, festivities and family time. Yet July 4, 2023 is going to enter the history books for a different reason: The United States National Centers for Environmental Prediction discovered that it was the hottest day in recorded human history, maxing out at 17.01 degrees Celsius (62.62 degrees Fahrenheit)....

Originally posted on salon.com