Have you seen what's going on this week, just now, in the Southwest? The weather? The temperatures and forecasts?
While the headline is more than a bit of hyperbole, the fact is, some jet planes can't handle temperatures over 118 degrees. it's been forecast for Phoenix today to be over that. It's supposed to be 120 degrees there today and 119 tomorrow, Wednesday.
And keep in mind, it's not even July yet, of course, let alone the hottest month of the year down there, August.
Then check this out. While this has become more common, not that long ago it wasn't like this. The following took place in June, 2013.
The temperature hit 129 for the first time that year. Now? It's not uncommon.
Then this happened, just last year.
Two Middle East locations hit 129 degrees, hottest ever in Eastern Hemisphere, maybe the world
If a person didn't know any better, you'd think the planet was heating up or something.