Bushfire Weather in South East Australia Policy Brief

Sep 26, 2007 - 4:30pm

The Sydney ‘Black Christmas’ bushfires in late-2001, the Canberra bushfires in January 2003 and the eastern Victorian fires in early 2003 and 2007 have all raised the profile of bushfires in Australia.

In early 2007, The Climate Institute commissioned the Bushfire CRC, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research to undertake the most comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the impact of climate change on bushfire weather in Australia.

This summary provides some of the key results and the Climate Institute’s analysis of the implications of the report. More detailed summaries of results for New South Wales/ACT, South Australia,Victoria and Queensland are available separately.

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