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‘Expect worse’: NSW fire inquiry backs limited use of controlled burns – Sydney Morning Herald

NSW must prepare for similar or worse years in the future as the climate continues to warm, with increased hazard-reduction burning offering only limited help, the NSW Bushfire Inquiry has found.

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“Climate change as a result of increased greenhouse gas emissions clearly played a role in the conditions that led up to the fires and in the unrelenting conditions that supported the fires to spread, but climate change does not explain everything that happened.”
While the report makes several recommendations about increasing fuel-reduction burns, particularly near homes, it also noted “fuel loads were on average no higher than they have been for the past 30 years”.
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