2020 is projected to be one of the hottest years on record. This summer is set to be sweltering. In Penrith on January 4th 2020 it was 48.9 degrees celsius – the hottest recorded temperature on earth that day. Last summer in Australia was the second hottest on record and 1.88 degrees celsius above average; the hottest summer was the one before.
We’re working in Western Sydney with some of the hottest urban communities in Australia. Western Sydney has been described as an urban heat island that is much warmer than the city’s eastern suburbs.
We’re kicking off the summer with a community survey that will bring together 1000 voices from across Western Sydney, North West Sydney and South West Sydney to tell the story of how heat is affecting the people who live in the hottest parts of our cities. You can find more information about the community survey here.