Southeast Australia: Autumn Record Heat Wave Follows Record-Breaking Hot Summer reports Katie Valentine at Climate Progress. Intense heat and dryness has made bushfire season more dangerous.
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“The latest summer was another example of climate change tearing through the record books,” said Climate Council Head Tim Flannery. “It’s not just about one summer but an overall trend to more extreme weather. Things are getting bad and if we want to stop them getting worse this is the critical decade for action.” Action on global warming, that is.
Globally, last month tied for the warmest April ever recorded.
It was also the first month with CO2 levels above 400 ppm daily in at least 800,000 years.
March, too, made records globally as the fourth-hottest on record.
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