Climate Change and the Victorian Bushfire Threat

18.01.17 By

Victoria is on the brink of an extreme bushfire season as climate change continues to intensify bushfire risk, our new report reveals.

The economic toll of Victoria’s bushfires is projected to more than double by 2050, with the state bearing the brunt of Australia’s economic losses from bushfires, the report finds.

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KEY FINDINGS

 

1. Climate change is increasing the risk of bushfires in Victoria and lengthening fire seasons.
2. Victoria is the state in Australia that is most affected by bushfires and is on the frontline of increasing bushfire risk.
3. The economic cost of bushfires in Victoria is projected to more than double by 2050.
4. Bushfires will continue to adversely affect human and environmental health.
5. In the future, Victoria is very likely to experience an increased number of days with extreme fire danger. Communities, emergency services and health services across Victoria must keep preparing.
6. Reducing emissions is critical to protecting Australians.

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