The National Weather Service reports that heat records were broken or tied 2,676 times during July in the US, a rate two times greater than for July 2010, a hot month itself.
The records included eye-popping numbers like 108 degrees in Newark, NJ, an all-time record, and 102 degrees in Portland, Maine.
Temperatures are rising. Concentrations of heat trapping gas in the atmosphere are rising. Facts are ugly.