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The world endured 2 extra heatwave days per decade since 1950 – but the worst is yet to come

  • Written by Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick, ARC Future Fellow, UNSW
The world endured 2 extra heatwave days per decade since 1950 – but the worst is yet to comeShutterstock

The term “heatwave” is no stranger to Australians. Defined as when conditions are excessively hot for at least three days in a row, these extreme temperature events have always punctuated our climate.

With many of us in the thick of winter dreaming of warmer days, it’s important to remember how damaging heatwaves can...

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