Australia: Firefighter numbers ‘need to double by 2030 as climate change bites’

AAP: Australian fire services will need to double their numbers of boots on the ground by 2030 to cope with the increased bushfire risk caused by climate change, a new report says. Be Prepared: The Changing Climate and Australia's Bushfire Threat is the first report from the privately funded Climate Council, born out of the axed Climate Commission. At the report's launch in Sydney on Monday, co-author Professor Lesley Hughes warned the "context" of fire in Australia was changing. "We've had since......

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