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Australia: Climate change doubled the likelihood of the heatwave

15 Feb 2017, Conversation Media Group, the

Heatwaves at least as hot as the New South Wales one are twice as likely to occur if human-induced climate change is considered. The waiting time for the recent east Australian heatwave has halved and as climate change worsens in the coming decades, the waiting time will reduce even further. The findings call for discussions on the health and economic impact of heatwaves.





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