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1920 or 2020? Adelaide Australia Edition

19 Jan 2022 | Science Notes

Our tour of Australian temperature records takes us this week to Adelaide, South Australia, where once again we invite you to spot which of these lines is pre-climate crisis 1920 and which the heat-blasted wasteland of 2020. If you can’t tell, look down through the smouldering reek.

And the answer is...

So if you had a time machine, whichever year you happen to visit, you’d be in for some scorching days, even if you went back a hundred years.

3 comments on “1920 or 2020? Adelaide Australia Edition”

  1. You keep cheating with these tests! You use observational data instead of computer reconstructions which correct the historical record.

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