Too hot to handle

Europe heat wave: 7 maps show the crisis from space

Most of the Northern Hemisphere is sizzling right now.

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‘Tis the season for horrendous heat waves and wildfires.

Summers are getting more brutal thanks to the climate crisis.

Large sections of Europe, Asia, and Africa are experiencing scorching temperatures in July.

High heat for an extended period of time can be deadly. In Portugal alone, at least 1,000 deaths have been linked to the heat this past week.