Bushfire crisis threatens to change Australia’s ecosystems ‘forever’

The National | Jan 16, 2020 at 12:00 AM
  • Bushfires that have burnt through more than 10 million hectares in Australia could change the country’s delicate ecosystems forever, scientists say.
  • The review of 57 scientific papers published since 2013, carried out via ScienceBrief.org, found that climate change has led to an increase in the frequency and severity of “fire weather”.
  • Fire weather seasons have lengthened across about 25 per cent of the world’s vegetation, leading to a 20 per cent increase in the mean length of fire weather season.