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    Posted January 18, 2014 by

    The Hottest City on Earth has a new name...


    I wanted to share this story as awareness is key to ensuring our planet is protected for the future generations to enjoy.


    I am not saying it's blatantly due to global warming, but one must consider that we are seeing all around the world more and more extremes in our weather patterns.




    The city of Adelaide, Australia was confirmed as the hottest city in the world soon after midday and its temperature peaked at 44.2C, some even reported temperatures as high as 50C. (For all our American out there , thats 122F)


    This extreme heat has so many effects on so many levels, from loss of life, wildfires destroying homes, wildlife dying, black outs. You can't escape it if you are unlucky enough to be in caught in a heat wave.


    In Adelaide, not only were there raging fires, loss of human life, but also more than 90 flying foxes in Adelaide Botanical Gardens dropped dead from the heat. Just a week earlier over 100,000 died from a heat wave in Queensland Australia.


    One common theme always prevails in such times however, that is the Australians will to survive and the human compassion of helping out a mate in need.


    Even the Koala's have some tricks and tips for escaping the heat, the one pictured in the images jumped in a kiddie pool to take the heat off.


    My tip to survive the heat waves is to take a leaf out of the koalas book and hit the beach, pool or river and don't forget a few cold drinks!


    If you not quite that adventurous, then just go down to your local shopping centre and enjoy the BIO dome, not heat wave inside there!


    This is Joel Putland signing out, for more interesting reading check out my blog CLICK HERE.

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