By:Nadeemy Haded

Australia's summer seasons are longer by a month or more, while the winter season has shrunk due to climate change, according to an analysis by an Australian study center, Monday.

The Australian Institute said that large areas of the country experienced an additional 31 days of summer temperatures each year, compared to the 1950s. Sydney knew an additional 28 days of heat, and Melbourne had 38 days since the mid-twentieth century.

And in some areas that have been hit by forest fires in recent months, such as the city of Port Macquarie in the state of New South Wales, an additional seven weeks of heat are usually recorded in the summer.

"The temperatures that were normally recorded in the three regular summer months of the fifties are now extending from early or mid-November to mid-March," said the director of the climate and energy program at the Australian Institute, Richie Marzian.

The country's capital, Canberra, lost 35 winter days, compared to 31 for the city of Brisbane in the east.

Merzian explained that climate warming increases the risk of summer seasons with less time during the winter season to carry out actions that protect against forest fires, while waves of heat affect health and the economy.

He pointed out that "extreme heat waves are the most devastating natural disaster."

And recorded during the summer season in Australia a series of catastrophic fires in which more than 30 people died, and they killed thousands of homes, and at least one billion animals died in it.

This catastrophe renewed calls for the conservative government to reduce emissions that contribute to global warming.

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