The heat is on: climate change, extreme heat and bushfires in WA

18.03.15 By and

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4 KEY FINDINGS

1. Climate change is increasing the intensity and frequency of heatwaves in Western Australia and driving up the likelihood of very high fire danger weather.

2. Recent fires in Western Australia have been influenced by record hot dry conditions.

3. The economic, social and environmental costs of increased extreme heat and bushfire activity is likely to be immense.

4. Tackling climate change is critical to protecting Western Australia’s prosperity.

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