57 Dead From Heat in California, So Far


According to my local (San Francisco) ABC station. And the expected break in the heat…not coming until Thursday, at the earliest.

If the heat waves in Europe (2003) and Chicago are any indication, the national reporting numbers will be slow and contested. (In France, for example, they are still arguing over how many tens of thousands died in 2003. )

But how much evidence will need to amass before…oh never mind.

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