Superhot Pink for Australia

In Australien erwarten sie Klimawandel sei dank nächste Woche so dermaßen heißes Wetter, dass die dort eine neue Farbe für WE BURN IN HELL anlegen mussten. It's Pink.

Extreme heat in Australia forced the government's weather bureau to upgrade its temperature scale, with new colours on the climate map to reflect new highs forecast next week. Central Australia was shown with a purple area on the latest Bureau of Meteorology forecast map issued for next Monday, a new colour code suggesting temperatures will soar above 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit).

The bureau's head of climate monitoring and prediction David Jones said the new scale, which also features a pink code for temperatures from 52 to 54 degrees, reflected the potential for old heat records to be smashed. "The scale has just been increased today and I would anticipate it is because the forecast coming from the bureau's model is showing temperatures in excess of 50 degrees," Jones told Fairfax newspapers.

Record heat sees Australia map upgrade (via Jason Kottke)