Author: Miki Perkins
Logging native forests increases the severity and risk of bushfires and likely had a significant effect on Australia’s unprecedented summer fires.
New research from five scientists published in Nature Ecology & Evolution on Wednesday finds that public debates about the links between climate change and bushfires are warranted and should prompt action, but the contribution of logging to bushfires also needs greater scrutiny.
And, unlike much of the action needed to halt global warming, land management is within the control of Australians, write the scientists from the Australian National University, Macquarie University and the University of Queensland in their review of evidence. [Continues …]
SOURCE: Perkins, Miki. “Logging likely had significant effect on summer fires: scientists.” The Age, 6 May 2020.
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