Be Prepared: Climate Change and the Australian Bushfire Threat

The Climate Council has released the new report Be Prepared: Climate Change and the Australian Bushfire Threat. The top 6 facts from the report are:

  1. Climate change is already increasing the risk of bushfires.
  2. In southeast Australia the fire season is becoming longer, reducing the opportunities for hazard reduction burning.
  3. Recent severe fires have been influenced by record hot, dry conditions.
  4. In the future, Australia is very likely to experience an increased number of days with extreme fire danger.
  5. It is crucial that communities, emergency services, health services and other authorities prepare for the increasing severity and frequency of extreme fire conditions.
  6. This is the critical decade.
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