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CC: fire weather new normal

CC: fire weather new normal 15 January 2020

Climate change: Australia fires will be ‘normal’ in warmer world (via BBC)

UK scientists say the recent fires in Australia are a taste of what the world will experience as temperatures rise.

Prof Richard Betts from the Met Office Hadley Centre said we are “seeing a sign of what would be normal conditions under a future warming world of 3C”.

While natural weather patterns have driven recent fires, researchers said it’s “common sense” that human–induced heating is playing a role.

Last year was Australia’s warmest and driest year on record.

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