Quantifying the impact of climate change on extreme heat in Australia
Climate change is making Australia hotter. Hot days are happening more often while heatwaves are becoming hotter, longer and more frequent. While it has been clear for many years that climate change is a major factor in intensifying heat, recent scientific advances now allow us to understand the extent of the impact on individual extreme events. Climate change has significantly worsened recent extreme heat events in Australia. The new research showing the strong influence of climate change on heat events strengthens the case for strong action on climate change.