Average temperatures in Australia are already high by international standards, but what happens when they continue to rise? How much heat can our bodies withstand?
The world's fastest-growing cities are in the tropics. They are highly exposed to climate change, especially as urban heat island effects and humidity magnify the impacts of increasing heatwaves.
South Africa needs to develop low-cost housing solutions that are inherently comfortable and environmentally sustainable. Green roofs could be part of these solutions.
Do you have a question about climate change? This collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre gives you the chance to ask – and we'll provide expert answers.
Researchers can more easily compare heated rocks from different studies and areas.
Putting rapid acclimatisation to desert temperatures to the test from the comfort of Yorkshire.
A plant-growth-regulating spray might be the solution for vineyards affected by heatwaves.
There are three ways heat can be shared: conduction, convection and radiation. Find out which one lets heat travel through space.
Air conditioning changed both building design and people's active management of home temperatures. A return to houses designed for our climate can keep us comfortable and cut energy use and emissions.
Much of Australia is sweltering due to a high pressure system parked over the Tasman Sea – and there's no sign it's moving any time soon.
The summer forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology predicts a hot, dry summer.
We take salt water for granted, and often overlook how important it is for our own lives and in sustaining a healthy planet.
Yes, it's hot outside. And football practice is starting for thousands of kids. But coaches and parents should be careful about tellings kids to drink more water. That has been deadly.
A "how to" on avoiding and resolving chilblains this winter.
New research has discovered brain receptors that sense heat also play a hand in appetite.
Water is one of very few chemicals that is found as a liquid, solid and gas at any time on Earth. These three states of water help explain why ice makes a cracking sound when water is poured over it.
Australia's scorching summers aren't just inconvenient: heatwaves are deadly. Yet new research has found many vulnerable people don't have a plan for extreme heat.
It seems obvious that a game should be suspended if it's too hot to play, but it's not as easy as implementing a maximum temperature.
Have you ever been told not to put metal in the microwave? Edie, age 8, wants to know why.
Cooling off this summer will be more expensive than ever, putting at risk the very young, the elderly and people with health conditions.