With New South Wales suffering winter bushfires and temperature records tumbling around the globe, Australian leaders in Canberra have picked a bad time to jettison climate policy in favour of political bickering.
One way of potentially tapping into previously unreached audiences is via cli-fi, or climate-fiction, which explores how the world may look in the aftermath of climate change, writes Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick.
Did you know that you can have heatwaves in winter as well as summer? And that fruit bats in Australia literally drop out of trees in the worst of the summer heatwaves? No matter where you live in the world there are four main drivers of heatwaves.