The summer season in Australia has become a month and longer, while the winter season has shrunk due to climate change, according to an analysis of an Australian study center Monday. The Australian Institute said that large areas of the country experience an additional 31 days of summer temperatures each year, compared to the 1950s. Sydney knew an additional 28 days of heat, and Melbourne had 38 days since the mid-twentieth century.
And in some areas that have been hit by forest fires in recent months, such as the city of Port Macquarie in the state of New South Wales, an additional seven weeks of heat are usually recorded in the summer.
"The temperatures that were usually recorded in the three regular summer months of the 1950s now extend from early or mid-November to mid-March," said Ritchie Marzian, director of climate and energy at the Australian Institute.
The capital of the country, Canberra, lost 35 days in winter, compared to 31 for the city of Brisbane in the east. Marzian explained that climate warming increases the risk of summer seasons with less time during the winter to carry out actions that protect against forest fires, while waves of heat affect health and the economy, and pointed out that "Extreme heat waves are the most deadly natural disaster."
And recorded during the summer season in Australia a series of catastrophic fires in which more than 30 people died, and they destroyed thousands of homes, and at least one billion animals died in it.
This disaster led to renewed calls for the conservative government to reduce emissions that contribute to global warming.
It is worth noting that Australia witnessed massive fires last January, but soon the fires in eastern Australia decreased due to the storms and rains that swept the country, and the authorities warned of the possibility of returning fires to borrow, as Australia is still in the middle of the summer.