HeatWatch: Extreme heat on the Sunshine Coast

by Mark Ogge and Travis Hughes

Increasing extreme heat will have profound effects on people, industries and ecosystems in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast region.

CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology projections estimate that the average number of days over 35 in the region could increase up to tenfold without strong climate policies from a current average of three to 32 days by 2090. More than half of summer nights are projected to remain above 25 degrees by 2090, a level considered dangerous to human health.

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