Climate change driving 800pc rise in nation's bushfire activity: CSIRO

Jamieson Murphy
By Jamieson Murphy
November 29 2021 - 2:00am
RAPID RISE: Over the last 90 years, three of the four mega fire years occurred after the year 2000.

CLIMATE change has driven Australia's bushfire boom during the past three decades, which has seen the average annual forest area burnt rise by 800 per cent, a new study by the CSIRO has found.

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Jamieson Murphy

Jamieson Murphy

National Rural Affairs reporter

National Rural Affairs reporter, focusing on rural politics and issues. Whisper g'day mate to me at jamieson.murphy@austcommunitymedia.com.au