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

Jamieson Murphy
Updated November 29 2021 - 1:26pm, first published 12:30pm
RAPID RISE: Over the last 90 years, three of the four mega fire years occurred after the year 2000.
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.

Jamieson Murphy

Jamieson Murphy

News director

Newcastle Herald news director and business reporter. Interested in any and all yarns. Whisper g'day mate to me at jamieson.murphy@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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