Australia broke 120 records over the past year.
Unfortunately, these were all climate records. The Climate Council has issued Off the Charts|Record breaking September Heat and Climate Change, reporting that September 2013 was the warmest in Australian history.
With January the hottest on record, the hottest summer and the hottest day, it is perhaps not surprising that 2013 is on course to be Australia’s hottest recorded year.
The report is based on data from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.
The Climate Council warns that extreme heat will become only more common as the global temperature rises. In Australia, this could have devastating results, in a country where extreme heat already poses hazards, from bushfires to heat-associated health problems.
For more information, visit the Climate Council website.