Summer in the southern hemisphere begins at the same time as winter in the north. In the “black summer” of 2019/2020, devastating bush fires on the fifth continent devastated more than twelve million hectares of land. More than 30 people and countless animals perished. On Thursday, however, the BoM forecast a rather wet summer with a lower risk of fire for this season.
According to a study published in mid-November, Australia is warming more than the planet’s average. The sixth climate report by the science agency CSIRO and the BoM states that the Australian climate has warmed by an average of 1.44 degrees Celsius since 1910. The length of the bush fire season has been increasing since the 1950s.