Motorist stop at an intersection where a sign displays the temperature on June 20, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. Record temperatures of 118 to 120 degrees were expected on Tuesday for the Phoenix-metro area. | Ralph Freso/Getty Images
Climate

Temperatures in Phoenix Are So Hot, Planes Can't Take Off

A record heatwave throughout the West is grounding flights, which some scientists say is an example of the "hidden costs of climate change."

Published On 06/21/2017
3:32 PM EDT
A A n intense heat wave is crippling the West this week, sending the mercury above 120 degrees Fahrenheit in places like Phoenix. In a sign of just how hot things are getting, some airlines have had to cancel flights because of the heat.