It’s been hot – and it’s going to get hotter. Australia has experienced some record hot days in recent weeks and scientists say Sydney and Melbourne need to prepare for 50℃ days by the end of the century, or sooner.
In today’s episode of Trust Me I’m An Expert, we’re unpacking the research on why some of the most disadvantaged parts of our cities cop the worst of a heatwave.
And Chris Dunstan, an expert on energy policy, explains why February is the month when energy ministers and energy operators really get worried there won’t be enough electricity to go around – and how you can do your bit to curb blackout risk.
Join us as we ask academic experts to explain the issues making news in Australia.
Additional music and audio
Kindergarten by Unkle Ho, from Elefant Traks
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, Summertime.
YACHT: Summer Song (Instrumental) from Free Music Archive
Broke For Free: Summer Spliffs from Free Music Archive
Unheard Music Concepts: Hot Summer Day from Free Music Archive
Ketsa: Summer from Free Music Archive
Lateline: Cities need adapt to deadly heatwaves from ABC News
ABC news report
Seven News, January 8, 2018