Extreme Temperature Diary- Thursday December 19th, 2019/ Main Topic: Australia’s Epic Heat Wave Is In Full Swing


Thursday December 19th… Dear Diary. The main purpose of this ongoing blog will be to track United States extreme or record temperatures related to climate change. Any reports I see of ETs will be listed below the main topic of the day. I’ll refer to extreme or record temperatures as ETs (not extraterrestrials).😉

Australia’s Heat Wave Is In Full Swing

Dear Diary. After a few days of predicting that Australia would be seeing a near all-time record maximum temperature it’s time to check in for a verification. More broadly looking at the globe as a whole here is what we see on Thursday:

For today’s main topic I’ll be posting observations and links to articles in association with the current heat wave in Australia and its ongoing climate catastrophe. Here is what I’m seeing on social media on Thursday:

Indeed as I reported on Monday some location in Australia would see near 50°C by late this week, which verified as the Nullarbar Road House. We will be getting reports on Friday from Thursday to see if a location gets hotter than 50°C.

Why is this important? Because as I indicated in a link lives are being lost due to associated fires. The climate crisis is starting to take its toll on all of us. 

Here are more thoughts on this historic heat wave:

Here is more climate and weather news from Thursday:

(As usual, this will be a fluid post in which more information gets added during the day as it crosses my radar, crediting all who have put it on-line. Items will be archived on this site for posterity. In most instances click on the pictures of each tweet to see each article.)

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Guy Walton- “The Climate Guy”


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