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True or false? Facts and myths about bushfires and climate change

Policy Online (9.2.16) carries a link to a Climate Institute factsheet on common ‘myths’ and misstatements regarding the impact of climate change upon the incidence of bushfires.

‘This fact sheet assesses common statements about bushfires and climate change caused by carbon and other greenhouse gas pollution.

‘The Factsheet explores the following 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’
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