'Wake-up call': What Canada's heatwave means for Australian summers

Andrew Brown
By Andrew Brown
Updated July 12 2021 - 8:57pm, first published 6:00pm
Emeritus Professor Will Steffen says the recent heatwave in Canada is a forecast of what's to come in Australia. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Canberra climate scientists have warned record-breaking temperatures of nearly 50 degrees recently experienced in parts of the northern hemisphere could soon become the norm during Australian summers.

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Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown

Journalist

I've been part of the Canberra Times since 2016, after reporting at local papers in Sydney's north-west. Since starting at the paper I've had stints on the Sunday Times, on the early morning breaking news round, and now as a general reporter, covering the ins and outs of anything and everything happening in Canberra, with a focus on health.

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