Wildfires Scorch Australia As Temperatures Reach Record Highs

The heat wave across Australia has spiked to unfathomable levels as the ominously-labeled "dome of heat" blankets the continent, sparking wildfires that have caused more than $60 million in damage and claimed more than 120 homes

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image: The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has extended their forecasting chart with new colors in order to display the record temperatures.

Australia Bureau of Meteorology

The heat wave across Australia has spiked to unfathomable levels as the ominously-labeled “dome of heat” blankets the continent, sparking wildfires that have caused more than $60 million in damage and claimed more than 120 homes. The average temperature stretched above 39° Celsius (102° F) for six consecutive days, and local temperatures were so high that the Australian Bureau of Meteorology was inclined to add a new hue to their heat map — a deep purple shade — which indicates a temperature above 50° C (122° F).

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8 comments
Barbeer
Barbeer

Sorry Paulpot. You obviously have not been to Australia. I live there and your recommendations will solve nothing. Unfortunately, it is the weather cycle we live in. For thousands of years this is the natural way of the bush. Now with civilisation touching the fringes it is impacting on humanity in a bigger way. 

Paulpot
Paulpot

Plant trees. Build Keyline dams. Adopt Sustainable agriculture and local production.

GypsumSterling
GypsumSterling

Oh wow, I've seen a lot of disturbing things, but the picture of the burned sheep was a little unnerving.

AinulFarkhanAl-Biruni
AinulFarkhanAl-Biruni

kisah sepasang kakek-nenek yang menyelamatkan 5 cucunya dari badai kebakaran di australia. the heartbreaking pictures :(

jhoughton1
jhoughton1

Global warming is the Titanic heading for an iceberg.  Everything else is deck chairs.

vrcplou
vrcplou

Does anyone know what became of this family?  Are they safe?