NY Post] Imagine a city where 265 days a year, the temperature rises above 95 degrees F (35 C).
The residents of Darwin in 2090 will not have to imagine it, because for them, it may well be their reality.
As Australians endure the summer of the seemingly never-ending
heatwave, a new report from the Climate Council essentially has one
Get used to it.
If the country’s greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current pace, it’s going to get much worse.
The independent research body predicts a rapid rise in extreme heat
in Australia in the next 73 years, with heatwaves in all Australian
capital cities predicted to start earlier and last longer as the effects
of greenhouse gas emissions bite in the next decade.
According to the Climate Council’s Cranking up the Intensity: Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events
report, by 2030, the number of extremely hot days — classified as
maximum temperatures of more than 35C — are tipped to climb in all
But it is the Australia inhabited by this generation’s grandchildren,
2090, where the heat will really be on, if greenhouse gas emissions
worldwide fail to meet current reduction targets.
By that year the report predicts Darwin will have a staggering 265 days each year above 35C.
The current average is 11.
The predictions are also frightening in other Australian cities. Read More