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Australian cities to have 50C summer days by 2040, study says

50c summer days in sydney
Researchers say that 50C summer days in Sydney could be avoided by limiting global warming to 1.5C. Photograph: Dan Himbrechts/AAP

Researchers say Sydney and Melbourne would have unprecedented temperatures even if Paris target met

October 3, 2017 — Even if the Paris agreement to limit the global temperature rise to below 2°C is met, summer heatwaves in major Australian cities are likely to reach highs of 50°C by 2040, a study published on Wednesday warns. Continue reading Australian cities to have 50C summer days by 2040, study says

Climate change to cause humid heatwaves that will kill even healthy people

farmers are most at risk from heatwaves
‘Unfair’: poor farmers are most at risk from future humid heatwaves but have contributed little to the emissions that drive climate change. Photograph: NurPhoto/via Getty Images

If warming is not tackled, levels of humid heat that can kill within hours will affect millions across south Asia within decades, analysis finds

August 2, 2017 — Extreme heatwaves that kill even healthy people within hours will strike parts of the Indian subcontinent unless global carbon emissions are cut sharply and soon, according to new research. Continue reading Climate change to cause humid heatwaves that will kill even healthy people