What's next? Forecast highs for Saturday & Sunday here in the DC area: 101 & 101. With another chance of strong storms each night.
And it's not even July yet.
We've spent the last 100+ years digging fossil fuels out of the ground and burning them as quickly as we can. We've added unfathomable amounts of energy to Earth's atmosphere in the blink of a geological eye.
Yet instead of acting at the first serious warnings of crisis back in 1988, we've spent another generation burning carbon-based fuels faster than ever.
We've sat & listened to the CEO of Exxon Mobil ask if global warming will really be so bad - but now that it's here in full force, do we have any idea how bad it might really be?
Doug Kammerer, a meteorologist at NBC4 here in DC, explains how global warming is adding fuel to the atmospheric fire we've witnessed:
Learn more about how global warming is causing extreme weather.