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.@ScottMorrisonMP I notice you just said that there is no evidence that links Australia's carbon emissions to bushfires? That's just not true. Here are 18 warnings by experts since the Coalition was elected in 2013, all of which have been ignored. #fires

Director Prof Andy Pitman - @ClimateExtremes 2013: “Failure to accept a link between global warming and fire risk... leaves all management of the risk to NSW state agencies and mitigation by Rural Fire Service employees and volunteers.”

.@UNFCCC 2013: “What is absolutely clear is the science is telling us that there are increasing heat waves in Asia, Europe and Australia; that they [bushfires] will continue in their intensity and in their frequency." - Christiana Figueres @CFigueres

.@IPCC_CH 2014: "high confidence that higher temperatures and drier conditions would lead to increased damages to ecosystems and settlements, economic losses and risks to human life from wildfires in most of southern Australia and many parts of New Zealand”ipcc.ch/site/assets/up…
The Climate Council 2014: “Put simply, climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of very hot days and is driving up the likelihood of very high fire danger weather.” - @ClimateCouncil

.@CSIRO 2015: “Extreme fire weather days have increased … from 1973… due to warmer and drier conditions” - Climate Change in Australia Technical Report.

The Climate Council 2015: “Climate Change and the Australian Bushfire Threat found the length of the fire season increased by almost 19% globally between 1978 and 2013” - @ClimateCouncil

Climate Institute 2016: “There is high confidence that projected warming and drying in southern and eastern Australia will lead to fuels that are drier and more ready-to-burn... [and a] greater number of days with severe fire danger” - @ClimateInstitut

.@BOM_au 2018: “There has been a long-term increase in extreme fire weather and in the length of the fire season across large parts of Australia since the 1950s...Climate change, including increasing temperatures, is contributing to these changes"

Andrew Watkin @BOM_au 2018: “Temperatures are set to rise further in the years ahead as a result of climate change...contributing to a long-term increase in the frequency of extreme heat, fire weather and drought.”

.@HelenCleugh @CSIRO 2018: “Australia is already experiencing climate change now and there are impacts being experienced or felt across many communities... Australia’s fire seasons have lengthened – in places by months – and become more severe”

Karl Braganza - @BOM_au 2018: “Often the worst fire weather occurs when you’ve had long-term drought, long-term above-average temperatures...and then the meteorology that’s consistent with severe fire weather and the ability for fire to spread.”

.@NatureClimate Report 2019 “We find an increased risk of dangerous atmospheric conditions associated with extreme fire weather... these findings highlight the influence that future climate change could have on the characteristics of dangerous wildfires.”
Emergency Leaders for Climate Action 2019: “Current Federal Government climate policy has resulted in greenhouse gas pollution increasing over the last four years, putting Australian lives at risk.”#emergencyleadersforclimateaction

.@theAGU 2019: “Extreme wildfires...involve a coupling between the fire and the atmosphere, which drives dangerous fire conditions that result in fatalities and considerable damage. Climate change could amplify the conditions.."

.@bnhcrc 2019: “ We are also seeing the cumulative amount of fire danger during a fire season going up - the time between these really extreme fire years will get shorter and shorter and shorter. We will see these conditions come around more frequently.”

The National Environmental Science Programme Report 2019: “human-caused climate change had already resulted in more dangerous weather conditions for bushfires in recent decades for many regions of Australia”

.@SEI_Sydney 2019: “Climate change is causally linked to the health of the bush and has both direct and indirect pathways of causation to catastrophic fires. Much of NSW is in drought...dangerous conditions for fires to burn more intensely and spread fast" sbs.com.au/news/scientist…
Dr. Imran Ahmed @ANU_Climate 2019: "...what climate change does is exacerbate the conditions in which the bushfires happen. With that sort of evidence on the ground, it's hard to see that you still have the politics around doubting climate change."

This is just a fraction of the evidence. Please let me know if you would like to see any more @ScottMorrisonMP.

#AusPol #ClimateEmergency #Fire
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