Gallery: Death Valley is Officially the Hottest Place on Planet Earth!

 

This summer saw mercury climb to over 100 degrees in New York City, but even if you thought that was hot, it’s nothing compared to the summer of 1913 in Death Valley. According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and Randy Cerveny, an Arizona State Professor at the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, the hottest temperature ever recorded was a searing 134 degrees Fahrenheit in Death Valley 99 years ago. But it has only just been recognized as the most extreme temperature ever recorded.

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