Researchers warn the Eyre Peninsula is heating up

February 29, 2024 11:38 am in by
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Our region is getting too hot to handle, according to new research by the Climate Council.

The Council’s Heat Map reveals Port Lincoln is set to experience 8 days above 35 degrees by 2090 – an increase of 3 days per year if we continue existing actions to tackle climate change.

Similarly, Whyalla is set to experience 43 days above 35 degrees – an increase of 15 days per year, and Ceduna is set to experience 39 days above 35 degrees – an increase of 10 days per year.

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The Council’s Head of Research, Doctor Simon Bradshaw, says the choices we make today will affect our tomorrow.

“In many cases, people in regional and rural communities already face higher temperatures than those in the cities, Doctor Bradshaw says.

“Put simply, climate pollution threatens to compound and widen existing inequalities between our cities and our rural and regional parts of the country.”

You can check your suburb’s climate outlook using the Climate Council’s Heat Map.