Australia: Bushfire season 2019–20

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The 2019-2020 Australian bushfire season proved to be unprecedented in many ways. Beginning before the official arrival of spring, in June, and worsening significantly from Sept. 2019 on to mid-January 2020.

Timber removal dramatically changes forest structure, increasing vulnerability to bushfires. And logged forests are more likely to burn out of control.
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Research shows logging had little if any effect but the extent and severity were more likely due to unprecedented drought and sustained hot, windy weather.
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2021

The 2019/20 bushfire season was unprecedented in NSW, with destructive bushfires occurring across the state between August 2019 and February 2020. Tens of thousands of people were displaced by the fires, including residents, tourists and visitors to

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2021

This publication explores how the communities in East Gippsland and Wellington Shires, Australia experienced their strength and capabilities following a bushfire event that burned for 106 days before being contained, followed by a global pandemic that led

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New report identifies several opportunities for change, including the need for a long-term plan for building community emergency management capability.
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In the aftermath of Australia’s devastating Black Summer fires, research has begun to clarify the role of climate change.
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