After more than a year hiding from a deadly virus, it’s time to come back outside where you’ll burn to death. That’s an exaggeration. But only a slight one in parts of the northwest US and Canada. They are the latest region to get a stark reminder that we’re no longer waiting for the impacts of climate change. They’re here. From Oregon Live: Portland expected to hit 114 degrees Monday in Oregon heat wave’s 3rd record-setting day.

+ Lytton in British Columbia soared to 116F on Sunday, breaking an 84-year-old record, officials said.

+ NPR: Intense. Prolonged. Record-breaking. Unprecedented. Abnormal. Dangerous. That’s how the National Weather Service described the historic heat wave hitting the Pacific Northwest. (That’s also how I described quarantining with my family.)