Australia: Firestorm risks to cities ‘are growing’

Environment Health: BUSHFIRE risks have been rising steadily for nearly 40 years, according to comprehensive new data that shows for the first time that big firestorms near Australian cities are becoming more likely. As NSW prepares for an uncertain fire season, the study shows risks increasing most sharply in eastern Australia, based on daily weather data gathered from 38 key sites around the country between 1973 and 2010, the study published in the International Journal of Climatology shows. None of the sites,......

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