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Climate change increasing probability of bushfire conditions in Oz

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013 - 14:15

Sydney: Climate change is increasing the probability of extreme bushfire conditions in Australia, a new report has found.

The report by the nation`s leading climate change advisory body, Climate Council - the independent organization warns of increasing days of extreme fire danger in future across south-eastern Australia.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the report found that while Australia has always experienced bushfires, climate change is increasing the probability of extreme fire weather days

It found that climate change is making hot days hotter, and heat waves more frequent and severe.

Last tear in summers, Australia experienced the hottest summer on record, and now has just had the hottest September on record.

Professor Hughes said that the severity and scale of the fires may be unprecedented although until the data is assessed we can`t say for sure.

The Fire Services Commissioner of Victoria, Craig Lapsley, agreed climate conditions increased fire risk.

First Published: Friday, October 25, 2013 - 14:15

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