Tag: heat

Australia’s deadly relationship with heat


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By Phil Mercer BBC, Sydney January 31, 2017 As a homesick teenager in Britain in the early 1900s, the writer Dorothea Mackellar yearned for the “pitiless blue sky” of Australia. “I love a sunburnt country,” she declared in her timeless poem My Country, and more than a century […]

Zimbabwe: El Nino Breaks World Record


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By Samantha Chigogo Climate researchers from America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have revealed that 2015 has broken records as the earth’s hottest year and the global scorching weather conditions are forecast to continue. According to the NOAA Annual Global Analysis for 2015, last year’s sharp spike […]