LAS VEGAS (AP) — Used to shrugging off the heat, Las Vegas residents are now eyeing the thermometer as the desert city is on track Wednesday to set a record for the most consecutive days over 115 degrees Fahrenheit (46.1 Celsius) amid a lingering hot spell that will continue scorching much of the U.S. into the weekend.

On Tuesday, Las Vegas flirted again with the all-time temperature record of 120 F (48.8 C) reached on Sunday, but settled for a new daily mark of 119 F (48.3 C) that smashed the old one of 116 F (46.6 C) set for the date in 2021. Forecasters say the city will likely hit a record fifth straight day above 115 F (46.1 C) on Wednesday.

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    Hey, corporate news - why don’t you treat this like it’s some kind of outlier that will surely ‘go back to normal’ to tomorrow, and not the first stages of the entire planet-wide ecosystem breakdown because we let corporate news not hold big oil accountable?

    It’ll all be fine, we just have to ignore it, right?

    • Kalkaline
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      Aren’t we in the 15th straight month of record global temperatures?

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        Yes.

        And yet the headlines remain locked into “wow can you believe this? Hoo doggies”

        • Bakkoda
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          103 days ago

          Aint that some shit, right? Next year though, next year will probably be ok.

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      • @Klear
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        32 days ago

        Pessimist: this is the hottest summer in 50 years
        Optimist: this is the coldest summer in the next 50 years

      • Ghostalmedia
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        83 days ago

        The AP article mentions 12 months above 1.5c and that this is global warming.

    • @bamfic
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      33 days ago

      Last I heard they were going on about debates and being too old

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        Ah yes. that hard-hitting, timely reporting we’ve come to rely on.

      • @[email protected]
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        News outlets have been like: “BREAKING NEWS: Biden is REALLY OLD

        No fucking shit. Is the next story going to be “water is wet” or “the sky is blue”?

    • @Nobody
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      73 days ago

      Gaia to humans: “Quit fucking around, or I will kill you all.”

      • @samus12345
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        73 days ago

        Gaia to humans: “Whatever, do what you want. I’ll still be here whether you are or not.”

      • @ghostdoggtv
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        Big oil is doing this to us though, you do understand that

        • @Nobody
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          113 days ago

          True, but nature doesn’t have a mechanism to punish oil company executives only.

          • sunzu
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            French found a solution to the rent seeker problem 🐸

            • I Cast Fist
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              Harder to get a hold of those assholes while they’re not in home soil. They’ll flee to [random tax heaven] on their private jets or yachts before we can even properly mobilize, all while drinking champagne.

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      [June] marked the 12th straight month that the world was 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than pre-industrial times, the European climate service Copernicus said. Most of this heat, trapped by human-caused climate change, is from long-term warming from greenhouse gases emitted by the burning of coal, oil and natural gas, scientists say.

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        There it is! Eighteen paragraphs down.

  • @[email protected]
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    Shit’s happening even faster than I expected. I’m hoping to be able to migrate before the masses wake up and do the same.

    • @RememberTheApollo_
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      Migrate? I don’t think anywhere will be safe…unless you mean just escaping the local high temps in the US Southwest.

      • @LordKitsuna
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        Northern Canada is still almost entirely empty and cold. So give it a bit and it will be the only spot with summers under 80°

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      We will have to ban everything with ‘faster than expected’ for this decade, as there will be a lot of it.

    • @stoly
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      I figure Scandinavia or New Zealand are where to head.

      • @RagingRobot
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        I’m sure they have enough room for all of us and are super excited to welcome us lol

        • @stoly
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          lol

          get ready to be the next generation of starving refugees hated by their host country.

          Yay

        • LustyArgonianMana
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          Also, earthquake activity is going to amp up due to climate change as well, so may not be very safe there

        • @stoly
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          It’s pretty mountainous but you’re probably right.

      • I Cast Fist
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        With how things are going, Antartica will pretty soon feel tropical

  • @rayyy
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    Enjoy the all that warm sunshine brought to you by Republicans and big corporations and stop bitching. The orange felon, who supposedly leads in the polls, promises even more. We are begging for more.