#Heatwave makes Australia hottest place on planet with catastrophic #bushfire conditions reports @takvera






Australia is currently the hottest place on the planet with the heatwave in SE Australia according to the Climate Reanalyzer site for Saturday 11 February. And last year (2016) was the hottest year on the planet in recorded history, following two previous years which also set the record. Update: Climate scientists calculate that Climate change […]






Town of Yarloop destroyed in #Waroonafire maelstrom #WAfires – @takvera






Australians woke up on Friday 8 January hearing another bushfire tragedy: the total firestorm devastation of the Western Australian town of Yarloop south of Perth. This comes after 60 homes were destroyed along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria on Christmas Day. John Englart (@Takvera) provides a brief introduction and summary to a curated story […]






Intense #Bushfire hits Surf Coast Christmas Day forcing evacuations – @takvera #vicfires






We are already getting a taste of the future with climate change with record temperatures in December, extreme bushfire alerts, and intense bushfires like the Separation Creek and Wye River bushfire causing town evacuations on the Surf Coast near Melbourne. On Christmas day BOM Tasmania reported in a tweet “A sweltering 36 degrees in #Hobart […]






Longer #bushfire seasons driven by #climate change warns @ClimateCouncil reports @takvera






The Climate Council has warned that Australia faces increased bushfire risk, with fire seasons extending for longer due to the impact of climate change. The warning comes after the United States and Canada have suffered one of their worst wildfire seasons on record. More than 8 million acres was burnt this year with seven of […]






#Climate Change not on Abbott’s South Australian #SApol #bushfire agenda but should be reports @Takvera






Prime Minister Tony Abbott has visited the bushfire stricken communities in the Adelaide Hills outlining disaster recovery and short-term income assistance payments to bushfire victims, but refusing to be drawn on whether climate change has influenced bushfires. I investigate some of the recent science into the links between bushfire and climate Change for South Australia […]