Fry an egg on an engine hood – in a video a police officer shows, that this is possible in Eastern Australia. This part of the country is suffering extreme heat since weeks - with disastrous consequences.
Killer heat due to global warming means much of the planet faces rising fatalities, a study shows. By 2100, almost half of people on the planet will be at risk of heat-related illness or death - even if emissions fall.
Sydney's sweltering recent record high of 47 degrees Celsius has brought the reality of climate change into sharp focus for many Australians. Skepticism in the country is waning - quickly enough?
Two wildfires burning for days have converged into one huge front on the outskirts of Christchurch, destroying 11 homes. Prime Minister Bill English told reporters he thought the fires looked "suspicious."
Although Australia has always lived with bushfire, climate change is expected to make bushfires more frequent, severe and long. Homeowners are developing their own responses - but strong climate policy is still lacking.
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