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Official Australian Disaster Resilience Knowledge Hub data - 1974/5 bushfire season v current situation

This is the official Australian Disaster Resilience website - a database with a wealth of information about disasters we've faced and overcome.


And this is its entry for the 1974/5 NSW bushfires, where 15% of the entire Australian landmass suffered extensive fire damage.

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More than 100 million ha.

Now compare and contrast 1974/5 with this bushfire season (chart courtesy Dr Roy Spencer)

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Here's the current (evolving) bushfire season data - at present 10.7 million hectares burnt.


How quickly we forget.