In Australia, the Climate Council announced that Australians just lived through the warmest September since records began. September temperatures were almost 3 degrees above the long-term average.

According to the report, the frequency and severity of hot days and heatwaves in Australia were increasing as average global temperatures rose. This exacerbated several risks, such as bushfires, particularly in the south-east of the country.

Last summer more than 120 extreme weather-related records were broken, including the hottest January and the hottest day ever recorded in Australia since reliable record keeping began in 1910.

10/14/2013 – 11:12

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