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Scientists say Australia is getting so hot people could DIE just going outside - and warn the nation could be hit with more violent storms and disease
This is just prophecy from people who have never got a prophecy right yet, so deserves no attention. It is in any case absurd as Australia has a huge North to South reach so you can always choose your place of residence to get the temperture range that suits you. In Tasmania the climate is like England -- but with less air polution in Hobart than there is in Muslim-run London
It's true that Darwin is already very hot but I have lived there and people simply use air-conditioning. The "itinerants" (Aborigines) who live there use natural air-conditioning by camping on the beach
Deaths from "heat waves" are unknown in Australia. We are acclimated to hot summers. Temperatures that cause mulitiple deaths in Europe are just another hot day for the average Australian. In much of Australia, every summer is a "heat wave" by European standards
The number of days that Darwin has reached temperatures of over 35C has increased to 20 days a year in the last five years, according to the Australia Institute.
That figure is up from 5.6 at the beginning of the 20th century. This temperature, paired with 70 per cent humidity, is considered dangerous.
Darwin sees a considerable number of days with that level of humidity.
The report detailed that between March 2017 and February 2018 in Darwin there was a total of 60 days with 70 per cent humidity before 3pm, with 46 of these days falling in the first three months of the year.
This weather would result in more heat-related deaths, avoidance of general life tasks and interrupted sleep.
Environmentally it would create harsher storms, more rainfall and change the way diseases spread.
The Australia Institute, the think tank who released the paper, referenced the fact that places such as Russia, India, Europe and Pakistan 'have all experienced heat waves resulting in mass death events where thousands of people died sitting in their homes'.
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation projects that if there isn't a drop in greenhouse gas emissions Darwin's 35C days each year will hit 132 by 2030.
Liz Hanna, from the Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at Australian National University, told NT News: 'This puts a real challenge on how people function. Can we work in a world as we know now in terms of going out shopping, working, picking up the children without putting lives at serious risk?'
By JR on Monday, March 26, 2018
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