Climate scientists are warning the Australian Open could become too dangerous to play in the peak of Melbourne’s summer and have proposed moving the tennis major to a cooler month.
While heat isn’t expected to be a factor in this year’s tournament, the scientists are calling on organisers to act sooner rather than later.
Elias Clure reports.
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