Tech reporters descend on Cupertino, California today for Apple's product launch event
Where they're expecting a first look at the new iPhones and Apple Watch.
These types of extreme heat events are becoming more common due to climate change.
The chances of a record-breaking heatwave are far greater now than they were a few decades ago.
There's a certain inconsistency in the two biggest news coming out of California today, a new Apple Watch and a historic, deadly heatwave.
Many tech companies happen to make their homes in Silicon Valley, a part of the country at risk from major fires, major droughts and major floods as the climate continues to change.
Apple and other companies have made commitments to fight climate change
Apple says the Cupertino campus where the event takes place today is powered by renewable energy.
But tech companies, including Apple, are lagging behind on their promises to cut greenhouse gas emissions, according to the 2022 edition of the Corporate Climate Responsibility Monitor.
California has averted the worst in this current heatwave – the tense grid held up, and the state avoided a massive blackout.
The heat is starting to subside. But the temperatures are still above normal today, and they will be felt by everyone at Apple's event.