Canberra, Australia, 2015. Prime Minister Tony Abbott is flanked by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton and Minister for Social Services Scott Morrison, posing for the media prior to a community roundtable to discuss the resettlement of Syrian refugees. Unbeknownst to them,
2019 is on track to be the hottest year ever recorded. Heatwaves in Europe saw the mercury peak past 45℃ this summer, while major fires ravaged the United States, Russia, and Canada. In Australia droughts and severe weather events worsened.