NASA reports 16 of the 17 hottest years on record have occurred since 2001. I’m not sure why they don’t just say every year since 2001 has been one of the hottest on record (going back to 1880), but whatever. 121 is too damn hot.
I wonder how many more years of this we’ll sustain before Phoenix starts shrinking. Barring a shit-ton of solar being implemented round these parts, it’s going to get increasingly expensive to keep the AC and water running.