Extreme fire conditions in Australia put pressure on climate change debate

Nov 18, 2019

A "catastrophic" fire hazard had been predicted for the Sydney metropolitan area, the first time the area has experienced the highest possible rating since the national rankings were drawn up a decade ago. Researchers say that fires are occurring for several reasons and most of them may be related to climate change.

The overwhelming scientific consensus is that the fire season in Australia runs the risk of lengthening and intensifying due to the effects of climate change: higher temperatures at […]

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