Illinois State Climatologist Trent Ford on how human activity caused the Pacific Northwest heat wave

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Guests at Sunriver resort near Bend, Oregon line up to get into the pool on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 as temperatures were predicted to hit 106 degrees Fahrenheit. Seattle and Portland enjoyed some cooler weather Tuesday after a record-smashing heat wave but areas inland were still roasting. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

Illinois State Climatologist Trent Ford joins Lisa Dent to explain why it is so hot in the Pacific Northwest, including Seattle and Portland. And he shares how climate change is to blame.

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