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A Mark Fiore cartoon on climate change increasing heat, showing two scientists looking at a thermometer sign that rangest from, warm, warmest, hot, hottest, sweatiest, heat waviest, bakingest, meltiest, as one scientist says," we're going to need more superlatives."

Add "heat domes" to your climate change vocabulary.

Last week's heat wave and supercharged high-pressure zone points to more extreme weather, with more high temperatures forecast for later this week.

Heat domes make the drought in the West even worse and, according to climate scientist Daniel Swain, "there's a crystal clear human fingerprint on extreme heat and extreme heat events ... climate change is making these sorts of things worse."

Sigh. Summertime seems to be getting less fun every year ...