If you were setting out on a journey, you’d expect to know a few things before you left: your destination, your mode of transport, the best road to take, milestones you might see along the way, and the things you’ll need to get there: fuel, snacks, coffee.

Australia, like the rest of the world, is setting off on a one way journey to a climate altered world. With 2016 the hottest year on record and the current spate of heatwaves, we can already feel the heat on our faces as we head down the highway. To some…