Bushfires are a natural part of the Australian environment. I suppose that’s why we call them bushfire seasons but where the season starts and ends has blurred. On the first day of the Royal Commission into bushfires the head of the Bureau of Meteorology said the fire season has lengthened by almost four months since the 1950s in parts of Eastern Australia with Climate Change being a driving factor.
So, this National Science Week we take a look at the four ingredients needed for a big fire to take place in an animation released this week called ‘’The Four Friends of a Fire’. Science at the Local and Dr Hamish Clarke developed the animated video on the topic of bushfire and climate change