Parched: Australia faces collapse as climate change kicks in

March 1, 2009 • Climate Change & Mitigation, News

Thanks to Fred Stanback for this article.

A man sunbathes on the beach at Melbourne yesterday as temperatures broke records, staying above 43C for the third day in succession. More than 20 people have died from the heat.

Leaves are falling off trees in the height of summer, railway tracks are buckling, and people are retiring to their beds with deep-frozen hot-water bottles, as much of Australia swelters in its worst-ever heatwave.

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