Be prepared: climate change and the ACT bushfire threat

Lesley Hughes, Will Steffen

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    Residents of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) have experienced the serious consequences of bushfires. in 2003 large and uncontrollable fires devastated several suburbs in Canberra, claiming five lives and destroying over 500 properties.

    Australians have always lived with fire and its consequences, but climate change is increasing fire danger weather and thus the risk of fires. It is time to think very seriously about the risks that future fires will pose.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationSydney
    PublisherClimate Council of Australia
    Commissioning bodyClimate Council of Australia
    Number of pages19
    ISBN (Print)9780994162335, 0994162324, 9780994162328, 0994162332
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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