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Lesley Hughes

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Summer of crisis

This report outlines the first comprehensive overview of the devastating climate impacts Australians experienced this summer. It focuses on New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, because the effects of the bushfires were most severe in these areas. It is acknowledged that the bushfires...
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Dangerous summer: escalating bushfire, heat and drought risk

This report argues that the long-term warming trend from the burning of coal, oil and gas is supercharging extreme weather events, putting Australian lives, the economy and the environment at risk.
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This is what climate change looks like

This report finds it is not just Australia's favourite animals, but our favourite places that are suffering as a result of climate change, including Kakadu National Park, where rising sea levels are affecting freshwater wetlands.
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Escalating Queensland bushfire threat: interim conclusions

The Climate Council will publish a report on bushfire risk in Queensland in early 2019. This builds on a significant body of published work by the Council, including a 2016 report entitled Be Prepared: Climate Change and the Queensland Bushfire Threat. With devastating and unprecedented...
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Be prepared: climate change and the Queensland bushfire threat

Climate change is increasing the risk of bushfires in Queensland. While damaging bushfires are less common in Queensland than other states in Australia, climate change is driving an increase in extreme heat in Queensland, leading to higher bushfire risk.