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 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 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