Ouch! Feeling the record heat

Ouch! Feeling the record heat

Last summer, temperatures around the world showed an unusual upward spike. Globally, February was more than a degree warmer than usual, breaking the record set in 2015 that had itself broken the record set in February 2014. A stable climate means that you’d expect that every record hot temperature will be matched by a cold record. But that’s not what we are seeing. Sydney had a record run of high temperatures above 26°C this summer – 36 days in a row, which smashed the previous record of 19 days set in 2014. Over the past decade, for every new cold record there’s been an amazing 12 new hot records. And it appears to be our fault.

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Scientell is working with the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) online discussion about coastal adaptation, CoastExchange. You can sign up at connect.coastadapt.com.au/.

Date Posted:

April 18, 2016