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Record-high heat has scorched Australia this week, with temperatures exceeding 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) for several days in a row in some areas. Relief is expected for this weekend, however. Blazing temperatures have ...
LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: Southern Australia is heading for the fourth day of an intense heatwave that's brought record-breaking temperatures.
The scorching heat has put a strain on electricity supplies and stretched ambulance ...
The numbers are in and Australia just finished it's hottest year since recordkeeping began in 1910. Not only was 2013 the hottest year on record, but it featured other notable milestones, from adding a new color to the temperature map to a wild ...
In October, huge bushfire
s devastated communities, property and livelihoods in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. Tragically, two lives were lost. As the Climate
Council's first major report makes clear, our changing climate
is increasing the ...
Tony Abbott's insistence that any link between climate
change and bushfire
s is "complete hogwash' is contradicted by information published on the Department of Environment's own website, it has emerged.
In an interview with News ...
change is increasing the probability of extreme bushfire
conditions, a report by the nation's leading climate
change advisory body has found.
The landmark study by the Climate
Council - the independent organisation established ...
There is a "clear link' between climate
change and bushfire
s, with the current New South Wales fires influenced by a rising frequency of hot, dry days, according to the climate
body that had its funding withdrawn by the Coalition ...
s that started earlier this week in Australia continue to burn around Sydney. The blazes have charred more than 143,000 acres as of Wednesday. Early signs suggest that these fires are in line with what to expect in a warming world, though ...
As people in fire prone areas across New South Wales review their survival plans or flee for their lives, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said he is convinced there is no link between bushfire
s and climate
"Fire is a ...
With New South Wales facing its worst bushfire
s in nearly half a century, experts say more needs to be done to protect communities at risk. Christine Milne has told RN Breakfast that that means taking action on climate
change, a response that ...
Winter may just be ending in Australia, but temperatures are already summerlike. September was one for the record books, with hot temperatures that baked the country from the outback to the coasts and made this the hottest September in the ...
Australia has been warned: it's time to adapt to a changed climate
. The extreme weather that has rocked the country over the last couple of years is a result of human-induced climate
change, and will only get worse without immediate drastic ...
The hottest summer on record. The hottest January on record. The hottest day on record for Australia as a whole. Bushfire
s in every state and territory. Daily rainfall records and major flooding. Over a period of 90 days, these were some of the ...
In South Australia for a summer break, I saw an advertised opportunity for a game of golf at the famous Royal Adelaide Golf Club. So I put my name down to play on Monday, January 7.
In hindsight, it was probably not a smart move; the ...
Australia has suffered through its hottest day on record, and more heat waves are forecast. If we want to spare our children worse to come, we need to stop creating greenhouse pollution.
"A few minutes later, an image arrived which was ...
Australia was bracing on Monday for days of "catastrophic" fire and heatwave conditions, with fires already burning in five states and as a search continued for people missing after devastating wildfires in the island state of ...
The tiny community of Drik Drik in the state`s south west has had a momentary reprieve from fires that threatened it on Monday night, Country Fire Authority deputy incident controller Andy Cusack said.
Mr Cusack said the fire had burnt ...
risks have been rising steadily for nearly 40 years, according to comprehensive new data that shows for the first time that big firestorms near Australian cities are becoming more likely.
As NSW prepares for an uncertain fire ...
Here in the City of Roses, the annual Rose Festival celebration will have to proceed without the roses. For the second consecutive year, there has been record rainfall on the Portland parade. The weather finally turned, but locals are wondering ...
IN THE MIDST of this month's ruinous and deadly floods in Queensland and other states too, I posed the question: If weather-related disasters are the new normal, how do we pay for rescue, recovery and rebuilding?
The question flows from ...
You don't have to be Lord Stern to see how the costs of climate
change are already compounding and spiralling, out of control.
Some costs are relatively benign - such as the devaluation of waterfront properties in Byron Bay as sea levels ...
change could more than triple the risk of catastrophic wildfires in parts of Australia, a top environmental group warned Thursday, almost a year since savage firestorms that killed 173 people.Greenpeace warned that, without a new ...
Australia faces a possible 300 percent increase in extreme bushfire
s by 2050 unless world leaders can agree to dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions, a new report said on Thursday.
The report, commissioned by Australia's firefighters ...
NEW data showing last year was the second-hottest on record has reignited political division over climate
change policy, with the government seizing on the figures to declare Tony Abbott unfit for office.
Environment Minister Peter ...
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd warned the nation Wednesday to brace for a severe bushfire
season as fire crews battled intense blazes stoking memories of infernos earlier this year which killed 173 people.
With the fire season ...