Feeling warm today, Sydney? I'm not surprised. It's set to be 39 degrees Celsius out there today: a new record temperature for October. Scientists are starting to wise up, however, realising that these records are becoming a little too frequent. It's not consistently record-breaking weather anymore, it's the climate we live in: it's dramatically shifting.
Scientists have used new climate research to predict when the moment will pass that the climate is no longer record-breaking, it's just status quo.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney's climate is set to dramatically shift in 2038, while Melbourne would shift at 2045. That's if current rates of green house gas emissions continue unabated between now and then.
So what does a "climate shift" mean?
In short, it means that the average climate will push outside of the records previously experienced, so that no matter the ups and downs, the lowest monthly temperatures would be higher than anything we have experienced before.
It's about to get hot, folks. Read the full report on SMH. [SMH]
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