Be prepared: climate change and the NSW bushfire threat

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    Abstract

    Residents of NSW have experienced the serious consequences of bushfires. In 2013, bushfires in January and October burnt 768,000 hectares of land and destroyed 279 homes. Tragically, 2 people lost their lives and damages were in excess of an estimated $180 million.

    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 pages28
    ISBN (Electronic)9780994162342
    ISBN (Print)9780994162359
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    Copyright Climate Council of Australia Ltd 2014. Version archived for private and non-commercial use with the permission of the author/s and according to publisher conditions. For further rights please contact the publisher.

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