Category Archives: wildfire

Learning the lessons of Black Tuesday

We have learned a great deal since February 1967, but that doesn’t include how to curb our damaging carbon emissions. This has been as near to perfect a Tasmanian summer as I can imagine. Rain when you need it but … Continue reading

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Waiting, waiting for a sign from heaven

Are we waiting for a non-negotiable climate change signal? [20 January 2015 | Peter Boyer] With one-seventh of the 21st century already gone (can you believe it?), it’s time to take stock. A warning: readers may find the following depressing. … Continue reading

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Fire management: too important for party politics

Bushfire mitigation strategies need broad community support, not political posturing. [7 January 2014 | Peter Boyer] With a coolish, dampish December in Tasmania and a forecast wetter-than-average summer in the south, it doesn’t seem the time to think about bushfire. … Continue reading

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