Climate change and the NSW/ACT bushfire threat: update 2016

Lesley Hughes, David Alexander

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    Abstract

    NSW and the ACT are bracing for another severe bushfire season, as climate change continues to drive extreme conditions, our new report has revealed.

    The ‘Climate Change and the NSW and ACT Bushfire Threat’ report finds the economic cost of bushfires in the NSW and ACT is approximately $100m this year, with annual bushfire costs projected to more than double by 2050.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationSydney
    PublisherClimate Council of Australia
    Commissioning bodyClimate Council of Australia
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Print)1925573117, 9781925573107, 1925573109, 9781925573114
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

    Bibliographical note

    Copyright Climate Council of Australia Ltd 2016. 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.

    Keywords

    • New South Wales
    • wildfire risk
    • climatic changes
    • ecology
    • Australian Capital Territory
    • fire weather
    • Australia

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