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Australia Heatwave Jan 2019 (General)

by dulan drift, Thursday, January 17, 2019, 18:06 (504 days ago)

This is shaping as a new climate change high-water mark for Australia. 'End of the world' style heatwave going on with suburbs of Sydney on a 4-day run of 40+ days, including over 45 today!

Bunch of records broken across Australia. Up to 49 in South Australia with minimums above 33.

Weak cool change due to roll through over next couple of days but then its forecast to crank back up again.

Some bushfires in Tasmania, but they haven't been a big problem in other states yet - that could quickly change though

The media coverage is interesting - it's a major story but all about the effects - cooling off at the beach, elderly take care, poor old farmers etc. There is occasional mention of climate change but no real focus on why it's happening or that now might be a good time to get serious about gas/petrol/electricity consumption.

How is it possible that politicians can still get elected without vowing instant action to achieve 100% renewable targets?

Meanwhile I can see vast tracts of Australia becoming inhabitable - and permanently unsuitable for agriculture in the near future

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