Australia’s Record-High Temperatures to Become New Normal
Welcome to the future. Last year was the hottest on record, but Australian scientists now say that by 2030, temperatures like 2015’s could be considered average. Researchers warned that bushfires and heat waves will likely be much more common under such conditions — and that Australia will see massive shifts before other continents. Meanwhile, environmental leaders around the world are gathering in Marrakech today for climate conference COP22, where they’ll discuss how to implement the newly in-force Paris climate agreement — which Australia hasn’t yet ratified.