Oppressive heat approaches U.S. in early July as wildfires burn through Arizona

CNBC discusses how oppressive heat approaches U.S. in early July as wildfires burn through Arizona.

  • A potentially historic heat wave is expected to hit more than two-thirds of the continental U.S. in the first several weeks of July, according to the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center.
  • The extreme heat and humidity follow a grim pattern of rising temperatures driven by climate change and raise concerns over exacerbated wildfires already burning in some parts of the country.
  • Miami, Florida just experienced its hottest week ever recorded, finishing out the state’s hottest first half of the year ever recorded.

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