Day: January 7, 2020

Why Are Australia’s Current Bushfires so Intense?

Why Are Australia’s Current Bushfires so Intense?

Why Are Australia’s Current Bushfires so Intense?

01/07/20

Why is Australia going through such an intense Bushfire season right now?

 

In the beginning in 2020 one country is all over the news when it comes to climate change, Australia. As of writing, the ongoing Australian bushfire (the Ozzy way of saying wildfire) has already ravaged more than 12.35 million acres of land (larger than the entirety of the Netherlands) and taken the lives of over two dozen humans and half a billion animals! But what exactly is the cause behind such carnage? Well, like California, Much of Australia has a dry and hot climate, creating ample conditions for fires to break out.  With the advent of climate change, Australia has seen its average temperatures grow and droughts and heatwaves become more frequent. This has culminated in a bushfire season starting earlier with greater strength, which is Why Australia’s Current Bushfires are so Intense.

 

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