HeatWatch: Extreme heat in Mackay

by Mark Ogge, Bill Browne and Travis Hughes

Increasing extreme heat will have profound impacts on people, industries and ecosystems in Mackay. CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology projections estimate that the average number of days over 35 degrees could increase from around one day presently to over seventy by 2090 without strong climate policies. Virtually all summer nights by 2090 are projected to remain above 25 degrees, a level considered dangerous to human health.

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