HeatWatch: extreme heat in Townsville

by Mark Ogge, Bill Browne and Travis Hughes

Increasing extreme heat will have profound impacts on people, industries and ecosystems in Townsville.

CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology projections estimate that the average number of days over 35 degrees each year could increase fivefold by 2030 and reach over one hundred days per year by 2090 without strong climate policies. Almost two hundred nights per year could to remain above 25 degrees by 2090, a level considered dangerous to human health.

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