June 2021 smashed heat records in North America

It was the hottest June in American history, and the fourth-hottest worldwide. If the melting power cables in Portland, Oregon, weren’t enough of an indication, new satellite data confirms what many sweat-drenched Americans could have guessed: June 2021 was the single hottest June on record in North America. The new data comes courtesy of the European Union’s Copernicus program, which produced climate measurements from billions of observations taken by satellite, aircraft and weather stations around the globe. According to the program’s new June 2021 report, last month was also the…