As He Leaves Phoenix’s Blistering Sun, AP’s Climate News Director Reflects on Desert Life

From an AP story by Peter Prengaman headlined “As he leaves Phoenix’s blistering sun, AP’s climate news director reflects on desert life”:

I blink, and the edges of my eyelids feel like they are being singed. My cheeks burn as if they are being pressed with a hot iron ready to tackle a pile of wrinkled shirts. It is 4 p.m. I look at my 12-year-old son, whose face is flushed. He lets out a groan and puts his hand on his forehead to shield his eyes from the blistering sun.

It is 117 degrees.