Biden pushes plan to combat record heat, including slamming Republicans
President is tackling the heat wave making its way across the U.S. with a $25 million investment in air conditioning and an attack on Republicans for denying . With being felt from the Pacific Northwest down to the Southwest and across the country to the Florida Panhandle, the White House on Tuesday announced its plans to combat the extreme heat. Part of that push includes slamming Congressional Republicans who want to repeal Biden's Reduction Act, which contained funds and programs to help transition the country to a clean energy economy. 'Many Republicans in continue to deny the very existence of climate change and remain committed to repealing the President's Inflation Reduction Act the biggest climate protection bill ever which would undermine the health and safety of their own constituents,' the White House noted in a fact sheet. More than 37 million Americans found themselves under a heat advisory this week. And the planet reached an average global temperature of 17.17 degrees Celsius, or 62.9 degrees Fahrenheit, on Saturday - the fifth-hottest day ever recorded. Phoenix reached at least 110 degrees for nine consecutive day and a record high was measured in Miami on Saturday at 96 degrees. To help counter the nation-wide heat wave, the Biden White House is planning the following: July is on track to be the hottest month the US has ever recorded. The Southwest, in particular, is feeling the heat. On Friday, the National Weather Service said that the conditions in Arizona were 'rivaling some of the worst heat waves this area has ever seen.' The planet is experiencing a combination of the impacts of global warming and El Nino climate phenomenon, scientists say. El Nino is a natural climate phenomenon that develops every two to seven years when the Pacific Ocean experiences 'warmer-than-average' surface temperatures. This transition causes the northern U.S. and Canada to experience dryer and warmer weather than usual, while the Gulf Coast and Southeast U.S. see more precipitation and flooding. Scientists worry the combo could see the planet experience its hottest year in recorded history.