Thursday, January 16, 2014

Aussie Heatwaves - Longer, Hotter and More Frequent

Recently, there's been something of a heatwave in Australia. This is how hot it was at 6pm on Tuesday.

Map of Australian heatwaves

It was so hot that organisers postponed play in the Australian Open. Even native Australian animals seek relief from the heat.

Koala seeking refuge during Australian heatwave

The Climate Council's new report on heatwaves can be summarised with the following graphic.

climate council facts on heatwaves

Still amazes me that Australia isn't doing more about climate change.

UPDATE: Will climate change mean the end of the Australian Open.
How solar helps keep the electricity on during heatwaves.

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