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.
Amidst the worst drought in living memory, the world's driest continent is also heating up due to climate change. Critics say too little is being done to prevent increasing temperatures and decreasing rainfall.
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.
"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.
As the world is battling with extreme heat, researchers from the United Nations University in Bonn are going from door to door to find out what it will take for societies to adapt to a hotter climate.
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