Heatwaves: hotter, longer, more often

Will Steffen, Lesley Hughes, Sarah Perkins

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    Abstract

    Climate change is already increasing the intensity and frequency of heatwaves in Australia. Heatwaves are becoming hotter, lasting longer and occurring more often.

    Our latest report finds hot weather in Adelaide, Melbourne and Canberra has already reached levels predicted for 2030.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationSydney
    PublisherClimate Council of Australia
    Commissioning bodyClimate Council of Australia
    Number of pages62
    ISBN (Print)0992414237, 9780992414221, 0992414229, 9780992414238
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Bibliographical note

    Copyright the Climate Council of Australia Limited 2014. Version archived for private and non-commercial use with the permission of the author/s and according to publisher conditions. For further rights please contact the publisher.

    Keywords

    • Australia overseas comparisons
    • temperature (climate)
    • environmental impact
    • statistics
    • forecasting
    • extreme weather events
    • weather
    • health impact
    • heatwaves
    • economic impact
    • trends
    • interstate comparisons
    • climate change (anthropogenic)

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