New York Times: "According to the U.S. Global Change Research Program, since the 1960s the average number of heat waves . . . in 50 major American cities has tripled."
Washington Post: "On Wednesday and Thursday, new national heat records were set in France, Belgium and the Netherlands, and temperatures rose to record highs in major cities such as Paris, which soared to 109 degrees. This is the hottest Paris has been in recorded history."