A few days, and a lot of kilometres driven, my trek into the ‘hottest and warmest’, was not quite that. The Great Sandy Desert was somewhat overcast with a few showers, some water on the track, and a fire in the distance, started by lightning.
In fact, the vegetation stood up well to a supposed ‘hotter than ever’ scenario. I guess the extra CO2 made up for it. The next day was clear of clouds, and rather warmer: Plenty of flat featureless desert, filled with a fabulous range of flora, and hard to see fauna. Even less traffic, 700km and just 1 truck, a drill rig! At the end of the track, oh yes, a well head: