Longer Australian Bushfire Seasons, More Wild Weather Seen As Climate Warms

"SYDNEY - Australia's climate conditions will worsen in the years ahead, two national agencies said on Wednesday, warning of quicker changes in weather patterns and more frequent extreme climate events.

Australia's climate will continue to warm as greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, are at the highest levels on Earth in at least two million years, said the Bureau of Meteorology and national science agency CSIRO in a biennial climate report.

"We're expecting to see longer fire seasons in the future for the south and east, and an increase in the number of dangerous fire weather days," said Karl Braganza, the bureau's manager of Climate Environmental Prediction Services."

Renju Jose reports for Reuters November 22, 2022.

Source: Reuters, 11/23/2022