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The three-month span from June to August is always the worst season for Americans. It’s a season of armpit sweat; a time of searching for shade or air conditioning. Those complaining that it felt like this summer sucked even more than usual weren't imagining it, the summer of 2018's hellacious heat set a new record.

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.