Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Are heatwaves ‘worsening’ and have ‘hot days’ doubled in Australia in the last 50 years?

The release of the Finkel report has refocused national attention on climate change, and how we know it’s happening.
What exactly does research say on heatwaves and hot days?
On a Q&A episode following the report’s release, Climate Council CEO Amanda McKenzie said we’ve seen:
… worsening heatwaves, hot days doubling in Australia in the last 50 years.

Her comment provides the perfect opportunity to revisit exactly what the research says on heatwaves and hot days as Australia’s climate warms.


Read the piece on The Conversation by a Climate Extremes Research Fellow from the University of Melbourne, Andrew King - “Are heatwaves ‘worsening’ and have ‘hot days’ doubled in Australia in the last 50 years?

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