Be Prepared: Climate Change and the Queensland Bushfire Threat

14.10.16 By

Climate change is increasing the risk of bushfires in Queensland, our new report has found.

While damaging bushfires are less common in Queensland than other states in Australia, climate change is driving an increase in extreme heat in Queensland, leading to higher bushfire risk.

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KEY FINDINGS

1) Climate change is increasing the risk of bushfires in Queensland.

2) Queensland is experiencing an increase in hot days and therefore an increasing number of days with high fire danger. Communities, emergency services and health services across Queensland need to keep preparing for this risk.

3) Stronger climate change action is needed to reduce bushfire risk.

 

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