Australia records hottest temperature in 62 years



The authorities of Australia warned people to stay indoors Friday as a severe heat wave along the Northwest Coast pushed temperatures to 123 degrees Fahrenheit (50.7 degrees Celsius), reaching a high last seen 62 years ago. years.

Climate scientists and activists have sounded the alarm that global warming due to man-made greenhouse gas emissions, especially from fossil fuels, is about to spiral out of control.

The hottest years on record on the planet have all been in the last decade, with 2021 being the sixth hottest, data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showed this week. USA

The most extreme heat was recorded in the Pilbara region.

An iron ore mining region in the northwest, Australia’s Pilbara, where temperatures hit record highs on Thursday, is known for its hot, dry conditions, with temperatures generally hovering in the upper thirty degrees this time of year.

Australia is one of the world’s biggest carbon emitters per capita, but the government has refused to reverse its reliance on coal and other fossil fuel industries, saying doing so would cost jobs.

Scientists have found that rising temperatures can affect public health and outdoor work productivity, leading to billions of dollars in economic losses.

Australia records heat losses



Australia lost an average of A$10.3 billion ($7.48 billion) and 218 productive hours each year over the past two decades due to heat, according to a global study published this week by Duke University researchers.

These losses will only deepen in coming decades as the world heads toward global warming of 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial times, they warned.

“These results imply that we don’t have to wait 1.5°C of global warming to experience the impacts of climate change on jobs and the economy… Additional future warming magnifies these impacts,” said lead author Luke Parsons.

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