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Australia crippled by extreme heat

Australia crippled by extreme heat

The Oceanian country has noted record-breaking heat in 2013, with a 1.2 degrees Celsius increase from the average summer temperatures, officially monitored since 1910.

The Bureau of Meteorology has attributed the anomaly to the broader, global trends in temperature spikes correlating with rising greenhouse gases due to human activity.

The phenomenon of extremely hot temperatures has persisted in Australia for most of the previous decade and is likely to continue given Tony Abott’s neoliberal government’s market-driven policies.

BBC Article

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