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>> From the outback to the beach, Australians have been feeling the heat. Tagged the angry summer in a report by the Climate Council on Wednesday. The past three months have delivered extreme weather Down Under, breaking 205 records around the country in just 90 days. Sizzling temperatures have brought some of the worst bush fires while heavy rainfall caused flash flooding.
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As Reuters' Jane Wardell explains, the severe weather points to a troubling global problem.>> Experts say it's only going to get worse in Australia and that's not just increasing temperatures which have impacts like the droughts in the center of the country, but it's also all extreme weather events, things like hail storms, thunderstorms, flash floods even tornadoes.
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They're expecting Australia to see more and more of those as climate change really changes the weather patterns in Australia.>> That's also likely to take its toll on the energy sector threatening even more blackouts across the country. Australia suffered several power outages all over the summer after scorching temperatures soared above 40 degrees Celsius, that's 104 Fahrenheit.
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>> There's been this widespread outages like the one in South Australia towards the end of last year that blacked out an entire state and that was over a million people in an area, the size of Texas, completely off the grid. So it's an issue that is going to continue and people are really trying to work out ways of dealing with it.
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>> One way tackling Australia's ongoing reliance on coal. Climate experts now advocating a shift from dirty fossil fuel to cleaner and greener energy.
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