Published by CNN World on February 1st 2018
When the outside temperature reaches 45 °C, the daily life is completely distorted: the asphalt on the roads begins to melt; offices and shops close, unable to work; the health emergency is triggered due to the increase in heat stroke; the risk of fires increases and the vegetation begins to burn; livestock suffer from drought; the fish in the rivers die; machinery and equipment overheat; the electricity grid risks collapse, due to the peak in the consumption of air conditioners.
It is not a post-apocalyptic film scenario, but the stark reality of what has been happening since mid-January in Australia, where the effects of climate change hit the island, each year with a greater violence.
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Australia’s record-breaking heat