Australia has officially recorded its hottest winter on record, according to a new report released by the Climate Council.
The “Hot & Dry: Australia’s Weird Winter,” report shows the nation experienced its warmest winter ever, while more than 260 heat and low rainfall records were also broken throughout the season.
Climate Councillor and ecologist, Professor Lesley Hughes said Australia’s hottest winter in history was related to worsening climate change.
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“Without any meaningful action to tackle climate change, we will continue to see many more hot winters, just like this, as global temperatures rise,” Ms Hughes said.
“We must take meaningful action to strongly reduce Australia’s emissions from fossil fuels.
“The current situation in which the government continues to not only delay real action to reduce emissions, but is actively supporting further development of coal-fired power is simply nonsensical.”
The report by Climate Council also found the country recorded the second driest June ever.