This past month was the hottest July in a hundred years of records for Shanghai, which had 31 straight days with temperatures above 95. Nationally, it’s been the hottest recorded summer since 1951.
What you see above is a Landsat image showing Shanghai’s heat island. Hot surfaces are yellow, with the brightest hues representing 104-degree heat. Pinkish areas indicate cooler zones.
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