Australian heatwave linked to climate change?

With temperatures in Sydney currently reaching record highs of almost 46c, a major debate is running about why this is happening and if it is now part of the pattern of extreme weather associated with climate change.

Australians are used to extremes but research suggests that the number of extreme weather events and the range of temperatures that certain areas of this vast country might experience are likely to seriously change in the future as a result of climate change.

Have selected a few articles that might stimulate thought and debate on this topical issue:

http://www.sciencealert.com.au/features/20131801-23974-2.html

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2013/01/17/3670931.htm

http://www.3news.co.nz/Australian-heatwave-is-connected-to-climate-change—IPCC/tabid/1160/articleID/283424/Default.aspx

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/climatechange-denial-feels-the-heat-20130112-2cmhu.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jan/08/australia-heatwave-weather

Interesting  that this warning article was written in January 2007 – six years on maybe the climate skeptics might change their minds?

http://www.news.com.au/features/environment/climate-change-to-devastate-sydney/story-e6frflp0-1111112917199

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