People who are homeless try to cool down with chilled water outside the Justa Center, a day center for homeless people 55 years and older, on July 14 in downtown Phoenix. A historic heat wave turned the Southwest into a blast furnace throughout July. Other parts of the country also felt the heat.
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It’s been a record-breaking hot summer and, according to the World Meteorological Organization and the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service, July was the world’s warmest month ever recorded.