It has been a tough summer in Australia.
The news of records set by the heatwave was quickly surpassed by the tragedy of the bush fires. And all of this against the backdrop of the continuing drought and some of the lowest summer rains on record. Not to mention the torrential rain and floods up north.
“You don’t usually break records by much. You might beat it by point one of a degree or point two.”
“Records being broken by that much [2 degrees C] are just unheard of. You just don’t break records with that kind of margin in a stable climate. It’s an extraordinary event, this one.”