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    Australian Summer Breaks 205 Weather Records

    This is the new normal. Scientists have nicknamed Australia’s 2016-2017 season “the angry summer” after 205 weather records were broken across the country in just 90 days. Adelaide saw a 106-degree Christmas Day, Perth broke rainfall records, and it was the hottest summer ever in Brisbane, Canberra, and for 45 percent of New South Wales, including Sydney. Australia’s independent Climate Council warned that the country’s inefficient, aging energy system isn’t capable of handling an even more extreme future, but that rapid reduction in emissions could still make a difference.

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