True or False? Facts and myths about bushfires and climate change Factsheet

Feb 09, 2016 - 6:00am

In this Factsheet, we consider some common statements about bushfires and climate change caused by carbon and other greenhouse gas pollution. Our fact checks are drawn from the latest Australian and international research, which is referenced throughout.

The Factsheet explores the follow common facts and myths:

  • Bushfire risk is rising
  • Climate change isn’t influencing bushfires
  • Fuel is always the main factor in fire risk
  • Recent hot weather is within normal bounds
  • The costs of bushfires and other weather-related disasters are mounting

Click below to download the PDF of the Factsheet.

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