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Parts of eastern and central Australia are in the midst of a horrific heatwave, with temperatures reaching as high as 46C. Alarmingly, the record-setting conditions are expected to worsen over the coming weekend. While it's always hard to tie individual meteorological events to climate change, one can't help but consider the role our ever-warming atmosphere is playing.

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Americans and Australians share so much when it comes to a common language, values of liberal democracy and certain similarities of history. But the Yanks and the Aussies are just different enough that they often look at each other sideways — whether it's disagreements over snacks or confusion with slang. Which is precisely why the US military published a booklet during World War II in order to bridge the cultural divide.