The worst heat waves in the U.S. in recent history
Every year, heat waves take their toll. Hundreds of people in the United States die from heat-related illnesses, the electrical grid is taxed and sometimes fails, and damage to infrastructure — such as buckling pavement — occurs. (People in China are experiencing such intense heat they’re looking for any means of relief.) A new study predicts that heat waves will double by 2020 and quadruple by 2040. Here are some of the worst heat waves the U.S. has experienced over the past 25 years.
Text by Kris Collingridge | Photo editing by Connie Ricca
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