In the Valley of Death, a temperature record is set

July was a record year for extreme heat around the world, but each region pales in comparison to what is happening in the Death Valley in California. In July of this year, the Death Valley set the record as the hottest month ever recorded.

During the day and night, the temperature in the Death Valley averaged 42.3 degrees Celsius (108.1 degrees Fahrenheit), outpacing the year-ago mark (41.9 ° C or 107.4 ° F) by more than half a degree .

July was the month of wild heat waves that swept through the Arctic, Japan, North Africa and much of Europe.