Heatwaves in Australia: future projections under two climate change scenarios
Showing the projected increase by 2081-2100 in heatwave days relative to the historical average under a lower emissions climate change scenario (RCP 4.5), and a higher emissions climate change scenario (RCP 8.5). Heatwave days are defined as a day where at least three consecutive days are above a certain threshold for that location. Data is courtesy Dr Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick, UNSW
Lower emissions
Guardian graphic | Source: Perkins-Kirkpatrick, UNSW Climate Change Research Centre | Projections based on CMIP5 ensemble average