Australia’s had a cooler and wetter winter, but the rest of the world has been hot.
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Since April 2015, each month has been the hottest on record and it's the longest hot streak on record.
Peak hour making you hot under the collar? It’s not just you.
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Do you ever feel that the weather is worse on the weekend? Well you might be right!
Refreshing – or a sentence to sweat?
Here's the science.
Summer stayed into autumn in many parts of Australia.
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Autumn 2016 was Australia's hottest, beating the previous record set in 2005.
Fires in Western Australia in January 2015.
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February 2016 was the hottest month by the biggest margin ever. Does that mean global warming has gone into hyperdrive?
Climate change has been implicated in record-breaking temperatures across the 20th century.
Record-breaking years have been almost impossible without human-caused climate change.
Record global temperatures, driven by El Nino, contributed to devastating fires in Australia.
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2015 was the world's hottest year ever by a long shot. But what drove the record temperatures, and what role did climate change play?
People living with chronic illnesses are more vulnerable to heat effects.
Rising temperatures affect people living in the developing world differently to those living in Europe and North America.
A hot end of the year contributed to Christmas Day fires in Victoria.
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El Niño dominated global climate in 2015, but in Australia the story was more complicated. 2015 was Australia's fifth warmest year on record, and saw the return of very dry conditions to parts of Australia.
Tennis fans at the 2014 Australian Open were treated to days of temperatures above 40C.
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2014 saw heatwaves of all kinds and other wild weather. Research can now explain that climate change made these events much more likely.
A measure of temperature here may be different to elsewhere.
How do we know that a measure of something in one location can be replicated precisely in another. We already have a universal measure of mass and time, but what about temperture?
The large 1982 El Niño contributed to the Ash Wednesday bushfires that killed 75 people in south east Australia.
El Niño has arrived, it's getting stronger, and it's not about to go away soon. And already there are rumblings that this could be a big one.
High temperatures can make students restless, listless and unable to pay attention.
High temperatures have been found to have a negative effect on learning, so how are schools in northern Australia coping?
We cross the 2C threshold at our peril.
2C is the officially agreed safe limit for global warming, but a recent expert finds 2C is still in the danger zone.
Heat is costing the Australian economy through productivity losses.
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Heat cost Australia nearly A$7 billion in 2014, which is bad news given climate forecasts of hotter and more frequent heatwaves.
Last year’s temperatures in England were the hottest in a continuous record dating back to 1659.
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An analysis of the world's longest-running temperature record suggests that England is many times more likely to experience more record-breaking hot years like 2014 than it was a century ago.
Out of sight out of mind? The vast majority of global warming is going into the ocean.
Over the past decade, warming air temperatures at Earth's surface appear to have slowed. But that ignores the vast majority of heat going steadily into the ocean. And, a new paper shows, that makes no difference to the long-term prognosis.
Women often report that they feel colder than men in the same environment.
Fever indicates a problem, but is there anything wrong with feeling excessively cold rather than actually being cold?
It’s getting hot in here.
If you're always above average, it's probably time to redefine what's normal. The new normal for Earth's climate is systematically rising temperatures.
Despite adjustments to temperature data in the Arctic, the overall global warming trend remains the same.
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Attacks on institutions that keep records of global temperatures, such as NASA, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the UK Met Office, and Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology, continue…