Adapting to climate change

Heating up

Evidence shows that Australia will get hotter and drier over the next 10 – 20 years because of climate change. This will also increase the risk of bushfire.

Tasmania Bushfires

In 2013 when we had the hottest recorded temperature of 41.8 degrees celsius, we also had the worst bushfires in Tasmania since 1978.

Communities need to adapt to the impact of a changing climate.

Mt Nelson Primary School in Tasmania, linked up with the Climate Change Office and Greening Australia to learn about bushfire risk in their local community. They then produced an information brochure for the whole community.

Try this:

Help your family and your school get bushfire ready! Download the brochure here.

 

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Listen to  Madeline talking about low flammability gardens

 

Info flash:

“Former Australian of the year, Professor Tim Flannery, says that raging wildfires are forcing many to rethink their stance on climate change…consistent with climate change over the past 40 years there has been a decline in the number of very cold days, and the occurrence of many more very hot days” The Conversation

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