How Global Warming Could Impact South East SA - Report

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The number of extreme heat days over 35°c and 40°c will increase dramatically across the South East of South Australia unless more is done to tackle global warming, according to new research from The Australia Institute’s HeatWatch initiative.

Using BoM and CSIRO climate projections, HeatWatch South East SA shows that Murray Bridge is expected to experience nearly twice as many extreme days over 35°c by 2050 and three times as many by 2090.

The rural town could also experience five times as many days over 40°c by 2090, according to the predictions.

Noah Schultz-Byard, The Australia Institute’s SA projects manager, joins Jennie Lenman to discuss.