Australia is in the midst of a relentless, record-breaking heat wave that has left the temperature cards so red, the country looks as if it is on fire.
The country has hit altitudes above 49 ° C during the day. And New South Wales set a new record for the whole of Australia last week when night temperatures never dropped below 96.6 ° F (35.9 ° C).
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Australia's fruit flutter cannot regulate their body temperature when the thermometer hits 104 ° F () 40 ° C). Care dogs are vulnerable because they already have raised body temperatures. Young puppies are the most vulnerable.
When a heat wave last year killed hundreds of bats, Campbelltown colonial case Kate Ryan said "they basically boil." She added: "It affects their brain – their brain is just fries and they become disjointed." As a result, they lose consciousness and fall to the ground.
Science makes it clear that the cause of the increasing number of record-breaking heat waves – and their effects on both humans and animals – is man-made global warming.
The Australian Government's "Status for Climate 2018" report released earlier this month underlined this point. Their meteorology scientist's office explained, "The Australian climate has heated just over 1 ° C since 1910 leading to an increase in the frequency of extreme hot events."
Temperatures have been so rapid in recent years that Australian scientists have literally spread out of shades of red to fully show heat waves on their cards. So some years ago they added deep purple and pink to extend the temperature range beyond 50 ° C.
While the current heat wave has not hit the extreme level, South Australia has been hit so hard the government issued a "code red" alarm that alerts people to stay indoors, if possible, and use extreme caution when walking outside to protect themselves from hot stress.
High temperature temperatures are particularly lethal, as they mean that people do not escape from the heat as buildings and other structures never cool down – and the animals get a little respite from the heat stress outdoors.
Last summer, the United States and much of the northern hemisphere experienced record-breaking heat – from North America to Britain, Ireland, Russia, Oman, Georgia and Armenia.
Temperatures just have to stop and set new records for a long time thanks to climate change and our refusal to take steps to stop it.