The Dust Bowl heat was bad. But this summer's record temps were even grimmer.

Climate 101 is a Mashable series that answers provoking and salient questions about Earth’s warming climate. The Dust Bowl heat was terrible. A potent nexus of events — extremely dry, hot weather exacerbated by poor farming practices that turned regions into scorching, dust-ridden wastelands — conspired to drive record high summer temperatures in the Central U.S. in July 1936. The heat killed some 5,000 people.Yet even without the grisly human-made, “literal hell on Earth” Dust…

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The Dust Bowl heat was bad. But this summer's record temps were even grimmer.

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