Oct 29, 2015

It’s been Australia’s hottest ever October, and that’s no coincidence

Australia
by
David Karoly and Mitchell Black
,
The Conversation
The very hot spell that hit Australia in early October. Note parts of south east Australia experienced temperatures 8-10C above average. Australian Bureau of Meteorology
The very hot spell that hit Australia in early October. Note parts of south east Australia experienced temperatures 8-10C above average. Australian Bureau of Meteorology

This has been Australia’s hottest October on record...And the record-breaking temperatures are at least six times more likely thanks to human-induced global warming...New record highs have been set for monthly and seasonal average temperatures across Australia at 12 times the rate of new record lows. Global warming is the cause...In fact, human-caused climate change has very likely increased the chances of setting the new record for Melbourne by at least six times, even under El Niño conditions.