It has been 75 years since Adelaide has seen such an extraordinary heat wave in autumn, and the weather bureau says there is no relief in sight. Adelaide is bracing itself for another week of searing heat in the mid to high thirties Celsius. If Tuesday's temperature reaches one degree more than the expected top of 34 degrees Celsius it will make nine consecutive days of more than 35C. Such temperatures have not been recorded in Adelaide since an eight-day heat wave in 1934.
Adapting to the damaging effects of climate change, plants are gradually moving to where temperatures are cooler, rainfall is greater, f...