Do We Notice Extreme Heat When It’s Not in Our Backyard?

Climbing temperatures, heat warnings and advisories, and active wildfires across the U.S. start summer off on a sweltering start.

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How hot did it get last week where you live?

Last week, Milwaukee hit a record June high of 109°F. North Platte, Nebraska hit a June record of 108°F. Phoenix hit 114°F. Death Valley hit 123°F. And to boot, there were 30 active wildfires in various parts of the United States. Ethan reflects on the brutal weather entering summer 2022 in this week’s “Tip of the Iceberg.”

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Writer: Ethan Brown, Maxwell Pociask, Naomi Rubin

Fact Checker: Hallie Cordingley

Editor: Will Andronico

Producers: Ethan Brown, Megan Crimmins, Shannon Damiano

Ad Voiceover: Maxwell Pociask

Music: Brett Sawka

The opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the host and guests. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of Peril and Promise or The WNET Group.

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