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

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

This factsheet considers some common statements about bushfires and climate change caused by carbon and other greenhouse gas pollution drawn from international research.

 

By 2050, compared with the climate of 1980 to 1999, the number of extreme fire-weather days is projected to grow in southern and eastern Australia; by 10 to 50 per cent for a low greenhouse gas emissions scenario (assumes strengthening global action to limit climate change, in line with the 2015 Paris Agreement) and by 100 to 300 per cent for high emissions (assumes greater climate change due to higher levels of carbon pollution or a climate system more sensitive to greenhouse gases).

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