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An intense heat wave is engulfing the southwest U.S. this week, with temperatures so hot commercial airlines have had to cancel flights. About 38 American Airlines flights have been canceled from Phoenix, where forecasts say temperatures could reach up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit, surpassing the 118 degree threshold in which it is safe for airlines to operate.
The peak of the heat wave is said to last from Monday to Wednesday, which could prompt more flight cancellations if temperatures continue to surpass 118 degrees.
Heat waves reflect an alarming and deadly trend in global warming.…