Thursday, June 18, 2009

Climate change links to bushfires

The Australian: The impact of climate change will be a major talking point for international firefighting experts in Sydney discussing better ways to battle bushfires. Those involved in fighting wildfires from as far away as the United States, Europe and Asia will attend the two-day conference starting today.

The conference is organised by the NSW Rural Fire Service, with speakers to include climate change expert Professor Tim Flannery and the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority's Roy Bishop.

…"Given the forecast impact of climate change on fire patterns and the threat of wildfire to so many communities around the globe, this important conference comes at a critical time to help the way we fight wildfires in the future."…

Satellite view of Australia fires, December 2006. NASA

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