Escalating Queensland Bushfire Threat: Interim Conclusions

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Introductory note: The Climate Council will publish a report on bushfire risk in Queensland in early 2019. This builds on a significant body of published work by the Council, including a 2016 report entitled Be Prepared: Climate Change and the Queensland Bushfire Threat. With devastating and unprecedented bushfires currently burning in Queensland, the Council believes it is important to release the Interim Findings of the upcoming report to provide information for the Australian community.


Climate change has increased the risk of bushfires in Queensland.

The devastating bushfires burning across Queensland in November 2018 have been made worse by climate change.

Communities, emergency services and health services across Queensland need to be adequately resourced to cope with increasing bushfire risk.

Stronger climate change action is needed to reduce bushfire risk.