Australia: Autumn Record Heat Wave Follows Record-Breaking Hot Summer

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Australia continues to heat up, with most of its hottest summers occurring in the past 15 years. Credit: Climate Council of Australia.

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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Credit Toni Fish at Wikimedia Commons.

“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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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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