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.
The driest inhabited continent on earth, Australia, has lived with bushfires for millennia. But the 2009 Black Saturday infernos were so fierce that survivors are still grappling with the consequences.
Is extreme weather really increasing? How are people coping with more severe drought, flooding, heat waves and storms? In this dossier of multimedia stories that span the globe, DW takes an in-depth look.
"Brain-frying" heat around Sydney has killed hundreds of local bats, mostly flying fox pups who have fallen dead from trees, say wildlife experts. Temperatures have soared to record levels in recent days.
Trees don't only combat climate change, prevent soil erosion, serve as shelter, provide oxygen and food, some are even equipped to deal with the consequences of drought and fire.
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