We always had occasional heatwaves, but the last five or six years we've had one every summer, & a little worse each time. This year's is the worst yet & has so far burned 300 000 hectares and several towns. 84 people are dead & there's a bushfire front 100 kilometers long which is burning out of control. Many of us are under threat or know people who are. Australia is also facing the longest drought in our history, which is obviously not helpful.
Our place is not under direct threat yet... but our poor kitten has spent weeks lying in the shower cubicle because he just can't get cool (he purrs when you put wet towels on him).
Our climate is going all to hell, seriously. Has this been making the news outside of Australia?