Wildfires

Use for 'Bushfires'

Report

6 Feb 2019

As many Australians already believe, this report finds that climate change is increasing the frequency and/or severity of extreme weather and that Australians are suffering as a result.

Report

31 Oct 2018

Introduction

Natural hazards present significant risks to many communities across the United States. Fortunately, there are measures governments, building owners, developers, tenants and others can take to reduce the impacts of such events. These measures—commonly called mitigation—can result in significant savings in terms...

Report

25 Jan 2018

The focus of performance reporting in this chapter is on emergency services for fire events. Descriptive information is included on emergency services for other events, with performance reporting to be developed for future Reports.

Discussion paper

31 Oct 2017

A range of policy settings already exist across the landscape of fire. Victoria’s aim is to look at this holistically before, during and after fires to develop a future-looking strategy that encompasses fire across all environments.

Report

23 Oct 2017

We must think seriously about how to prepare for, and cope with, increasing bushfire risk under a hotter climate, argues this report.

Report

13 Oct 2017

This longitudinal study report examines how arson may differ according to both the socio-economic characteristics of regions and the personal experience of crime.

Guide

14 Aug 2017

These guidelines are intended to assist in determining appropriate land use planning in relation to bushfire prone areas across the State of Western Australia; specifying the requirements to be met at each stage of the planning process; and ensuring that necessary bushfire protection measures are...

Report

13 Jul 2017

This report examines the diffusion of information using social network analysis of four key staff at BBNC. This demonstrates a supplementary method whereby rural networks can add to the formal fire safety education available in the community.

Strategy

16 Jun 2017

The research priorities outlined in this document represent the consensus view of industry experts and are based on extensive consultation and discussion. This is the first time an exercise of this scale focussed on natural disasters has been conducted in Australia

Report

2 Jun 2017

This publication collects the top level outcomes of recent workshops and, in doing so, presents a broader set of national research priorities in natural hazards emergency management by identifying end user motivated national priorities across major themes.

Article

11 Apr 2017

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...

Report

8 Feb 2017

KEY FINDINGS

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...

Report

18 Jan 2017

KEY FINDINGS

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...

Report

8 Dec 2016

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...

Report

8 Dec 2016

This report provides an update to the previous Climate Council report on bushfire risk and NSW and the ACT.

We begin this report by describing the background context of fire and its history in NSW and the ACT. We then outline the link between...

Report

29 Nov 2016

Introduction

The Beyond Bushfires: Community Resilience and Recovery study was conducted to examine the impacts of the Black Saturday and related bushfires of February 2009 on community members’ physical and mental health and wellbeing. The research also aimed to build understanding of the...

Guide

19 Oct 2016

The Christmas Day 2015 bushfire in Wye River and Separation Creek reminds us that the Australian landscape while breathtakingly beautiful, is also prone to bush fires that can have devastating consequences for the environment, communities and individuals.

The landscape scale bushfire risk of the...

Report

26 Sep 2016

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.

Report

23 Jun 2016

The January 2016 Waroona Fire caused significant damage, particularly to the town of Yarloop, and resulted in the tragic loss of life. The Government of Western Australia committed to managing bushfire-related risk and continuously improving the state’s capabilities to prevent, mitigate and respond to major...

Fact sheet

9 Feb 2016

This fact sheet assesses common statements about bushfires and climate change caused by carbon and other greenhouse gas pollution.

Overview

The Factsheet explores the follow common facts and myths:

Bushfire risk is rising Climate change isn’t influencing bushfires Fuel is always...

Overview

 

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