Number of hot days and hot temperatures have increased

The number of hot days and extremely hot temperatures over land have increased over the past three decades, according to a recent study by Professor Sonia Seneviratne and her team at UNSW’s ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science.

The research also showed that extremely hot days are now affecting more than twice the area on average, when compared to similar days 30 years ago.

This research contradicts the claim that the rise in average global temperatures has slowed down over the past two decades.

Read more at ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science