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We must think seriously about how to prepare for, and cope with, increasing bushfire risk under a hotter climate, argues this report.
Extreme is the new normal when it comes to weather, with devastation caused by floods, fires and cyclones filling our news feeds all too frequently.
Thanks to the relatively recent development of event attribution in climate science, researchers can now confidently attribute the increase...
1. Climate change is influencing all extreme weather events in Australia.All extreme weather events are now occurring in an atmosphere that is warmer and wetter than it was in the 1950s. Heatwaves are becoming hotter, lasting longer and occurring more...
1. Climate change is increasing the risk of bushfires in Victoria and lengthening fire seasons.Extreme fire weather has increased since the 1970s in the east and south of Australia, including Victoria, with the fire season length extending from...
This report examines the response to, and lessons learnt from, recent fires in remote Tasmanian wilderness affecting the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.The introductory chapter outlines the history and effect of the bushfires that occurred in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) in early...
This fact sheet assesses common statements about bushfires and climate change caused by carbon and other greenhouse gas pollution.
The Factsheet explores the follow common facts and myths:Bushfire risk is rising Climate change isn’t influencing bushfires Fuel is always...
Australia’s bushfire preparedness is under threat from climate change as bushfire seasons here and in the Northern Hemisphere increasingly overlap, putting new demands on critical shared firefighting aircraft.
This report had found that the length of the fire season increased by almost 19% globally...
Firefighters, emergency services and communities need to prepare for much greater bushfire risk from climate change, argues this report.
Key findings 1. Climate change is increasing the risk of bushfires in Victoria and lengthening the fire season.Extreme fire weather has increased...
Summary : Fires have long been a critical factor governing the soils, plants and animals of the Australian landscape. So, too, were a range of factors that controlled these bio-systems, such as the level of soil moisture and the rate of fuel bio-degradation. These...
The devastation caused by the 2002-03 fire season precipitated state and federal inquiries. While each inquiry assessed bushfire mitigation strategies, the impacts on the environment and the resources available to fire services, for the first time all the inquiries raised concern about the impact climate...