Australia: Hottest year start keeps climate change in spotlight

Environment Health: For Australia, 2013 looks like being a "year of living extremely" if January is anything to go by. The Bureau of Meteorology said last month was the country's hottest month in just over a century of records. Nationwide, the January average maximum temperature was 36.92 degrees. The anomaly was 2.28 degrees, "a substantial increase" on the previous record of 2.17 degrees set in 1932, the bureau said. Thanks to the massive heatwave that dominated the first half of January, all states and territories......

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