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The desert Southwest experiences record high temperatures

So Death Valley set a record high temperature of 127 degrees (“Sizzling conditions smack Southwest,” Wednesday Review-Journal). Global warming? Or natural cycle? The record it broke — 126 degrees — was set in 1916, a century ago. And there certainly will be many other warming and cooling periods in a naturally occurring cycle.

Probably nothing extraordinary about the current heat wave.

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