posted on Jan, 5 2013 @ 08:26 PM
Yes it is Summer in Australia...the Hottest months are January and February....High Temperatures? it is Normal..happens every year.
When they say, its the hottest since records began, means that it is the hottest recorded within the last 100 years or so.
A negligible time to make any assessment of long term weather patterns, and quoting averages is virtually useless.
The South of the continent gets hot and dry, the north gets wet and humid, will probably do so for the next 10,000 years, until the next ice age.
People forget what happened "yesterday"...one year after the devastating bushfires in Victoria, it SNOWED!!!! on Christmas day in Melbourne and was
freezing in Adelaide. A year after that, there was Flooding in almost the same area, that was bushfire affected.....this is Normal....Welcome to
Actually for the last few years, Winters are getting colder and wetter...and Summers have been milder, in the south of the continent anyway..
Yes Climate Change is inevitable and daily, just as it always has been for the past 4.5 billion years.