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Kuwait’s inferno: how will the world’s hottest city survive climate change

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Road to ruin? … labourers at work on the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah causeway in Kuwait City in February. Photograph: Yasser Al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty

Malls and office complexes continue to spring up in Kuwait City, built by migrants often working illegally in soaring temperatures. But as oil and water reserves dwindle, the energy-guzzling citystate heads for an existential crisis

August 18, 2017 — It is 9am and the temperature in Kuwait City is 45°C and rising, but already people working outside. A row of litter-pickers are already hard at work along a coastal highway, their Continue reading Kuwait’s inferno: how will the world’s hottest city survive climate change

Weather bureau says Australia set for a dry spring with above average temperatures

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The Bureau of Meteorology says that Australia will have a warm and dry spring. Photograph: Joel Carrett/AAP

Bureau of Meteorology climate outlook says higher temperatures most likely in the north and south-east

August 17, 2017 — Australia is set for a warm and dry spring with above average temperatures expected for most parts of the country. Continue reading Weather bureau says Australia set for a dry spring with above average temperatures

Unseasonably warm weather a clear sign of climate change

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The sun rises over Port Philip Bay in Melbourne. Blair Trewin from the Bureau of Meteorology said the unseasonal weather was happening against a background of global warming. Photograph: Tracey Nearmy/AAP

El Niño driving current spike in warm weather and May almost certain to be warmer than average from 1961 to 1990

April 28, 2016 — Unseasonably warm weather across Australia, which is set to continue through the coming month, might be putting a spring in people’s step but is a clear sign of dangerous climate change, according climate scientists and meteorologists. Continue reading Unseasonably warm weather a clear sign of climate change