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theguardian - 1 month ago

Australia faces massive rethink to prepare for long-term bushfires and air pollution

David Bowman says Australia must retrofit houses to make them heat and smoke-proofAustralia has a “massive adaptive program” ahead to prepare for future protracted bushfires and subsequent air pollution, a professor of pyrogeography and fire science has warned, urging politicians to “tone down the ideology and start solving the problem using the skills Australians have”.David Bowman, the director of the Fire Centre at the University of Tasmania’s school of natural sciences, said it was too late to call for action to prevent climate change and that people affected by smoke inhalation from fires should demand action to adapt to it, such as retrofitting houses to make them heat and smoke-proof. Continue reading...


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