Hot Time In The Newest Continent
The Land Down Under is baking and burning. Juan Cole noted that Climate Change is turning Australia Purple with Blazing Heat, referring to the new color they had to add to their temperature graphics to deal with areas over 50°C [122°F].
The ABC noted that Austrailia had its hottest day, on average, since records have been kept, but wrote that the record was not expected to last for long.
While Tasmania is still looking for 100 people who have been missing since wildfires stormed across the island, New South Wales is under a catastrophic fire alert. The map shows fires popping up all over the state in the Southeast corner of the continent.
Meanwhile, as Fallenmonk implies, too many people with too much influence continue to deny the existence of Global Climate Change.