Gov. Katie Hobbs Friday declared a heat emergency for Coconino, Maricopa and Pinal counties she says would support local heat relief efforts. The governor said in a news release that the declaration, in addition to an executive order coordinating a governmental response, will build on the state’s “holistic heat response.” “Extreme heat threatens our health.
Baby, it’s hot outside. Right on cue, a New York Times headline links this surge in temperatures to “climate change.” Temperatures have climbed to well over 100 F in Las Vegas, Arizona, much of Texas, and New Mexico in recent weeks. In Phoenix, the heat wave is the worst since 1974. Is The New York Times
Photo: A digital billboard displays an unofficial temperature, Monday, July 17, 2023, in downtown Phoenix A dangerous 19th straight day of scorching heat in Phoenix set a record for U.S. cities Tuesday, confined many residents to air-conditioned safety and turned the usually vibrant metropolis into a ghost town. The city’s record streak of 110 degrees
Photo: A man walks along a sidewalk under the misters, Friday, July 14, 2023 in downtown Phoenix A dangerous heat wave threatened a wide swath of the Southwest with potentially deadly temperatures in the triple digits on Saturday as some cooling centers extended their hours and emergency rooms prepared to treat more people with heat-related
Across the US Southwest, people in desert cities like Phoenix are enduring an extreme heat wave – Associated Press
Photo: A cyclist finishes his ride early to beat high temperatures in Phoenix Even Southwestern desert residents accustomed to scorching summers are feeling the grip of an extreme heat wave smacking Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Southern California this week with 100-degree-plus temps and excessive heat warnings. To add insult to injury, the region has
Photo: The “Whaling Wall” mural is seen on the AES Power Generating Plant in Redondo Beach, Calif. A record heat wave put California in a fossil fuel conundrum: The state has had to rely more heavily on natural gas to produce electricity and avoid power outages while Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration moves toward ending the