The article I read was about the bushfires happening throughout the country and the risk of them increasing in years to come. Researchers say that Australia would be better off with a series of small bushfires this Summer to prevent more fires in the future, as the weather will become drier and much warmer. The temperatures have rose quite high for an early spring and are said to get worse by summer.
The article describes the vast increase in temperature throughout the season. Researchers believe that the bushfires will mainly target NSW and Victoria. The two states is said to face above average fire activity this summer, after several wet years have been followed by this years extremely warm winter and an early scorching start to spring.
The director of the University of NSW centre of excellence for climate system science, Andy Pitman said, “We actually want lots of little fires this summer but the way it’s panning out, it’s not looking promising in that regard.” Unfortunately, a season of small bushfires is unlikely to occur and the bushfires we may receive in coming years could get worse.
In my opinion, the author of the article Peter Hannam represented my thoughts in the article very accurately. He also included opinions from meteorologists and other people. It was interesting to see what their thoughts were and what they think about the risk of bushfires in coming years.
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