Global warming made Australia’s record-breaking, sizzling summer 50 times more likely.

March 2, 2017  see full article here

A new quick-turnaround analysis from an international group of climate researchers found direct ties between global warming and this summer’s heat.

Millions of Australians just endured a sizzlingly hot summer, with three blistering heat waves enveloping much of southeastern Australia during January and February sending temperatures soaring as high as 48.2 degrees Celsius, or 118.7 degrees Fahrenheit.

New South Wales, located in southeastern Australia, had its warmest summer on record, with numerous temperature milestones shattered in Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra, among other locations…