Mar 19, 2016

Australian Climate Council calls for urgent action as records tumble

Echuca VIC 3564
Tocumwal NSW 2714
Australia
by
Joshua Robertson
,
The Guardian
Lake Hume in the Murray Darling Basin. March continued Australia’s record-breaking summer into autumn as temperatures remained high. Photo: Washington Post/Getty Images
Lake Hume in the Murray Darling Basin. March continued Australia’s record-breaking summer into autumn as temperatures remained high. Photo: Washington Post/Getty Images

Record hot spells in Australia this month blurred the line between summer and autumn in another sign of rapidly advancing global warming, a Climate Council report says. The first four days of March saw maximum temperatures in much of the country 4C above average – and 8C to 12C above average in most of southeastern Australia