Heatwatch: Extreme heat in Gladstone
The annual average number of days over 35 degrees Celsius in Gladstone has more than doubled since the mid-20th century. CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology project further increases, with the number of extreme heat days to triple by 2070 – and these projections appear optimistic.
35C days in Gladstone have already doubled and expected to triple again
New Australia Institute research shows that extremely hot days (over 35 degrees) could triple in Gladstone by 2070. The number of extreme heat days in Gladstone has already increased from 2.6 days per year in the 1960s to 6.5 days per year this century.
Our regulators fail to protect the vulnerable from the greedy. Let's find out why.
by Richard Denniss.
Heatwatch: Extreme heat in Rockhampton
At temperatures above 35 degrees the human body’s ability to cool itself reduces, making it a common benchmark temperature for occupational health and safety experts, academic and government researchers.
Dramatic increase in extreme heat forecast for Rockhampton
The number of days over 35 degrees has nearly doubled in Rockhampton over recent years, and is forecast to triple again in the absence of strong policy response to climate change, according to new research from The Australia Institute.
John Hewson, launching the 'Climate of The Nation 2018' report - 12 September 2018
- Ben Oquist - Executive Director, The Australia Institute
- John Hewson - professor Crawford School of Public Policy; former leader of the Liberal Party
Hume poll: Liberal primary vote drops, voters support more action on climate, not less
The Australia Institute commissioned ReachTEL to poll the federal seat of Hume (690 respondents) on the evening of 10 September.