Australian Bushfires Much Worse In 1974/5

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By Paul Homewood

An important and, as usual, forensic contribution from Roy Spencer:

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Summary Points

1) Global wildfire activity has decreased in recent decades, making any localized increase (or decrease) in wildfire activity difficult to attribute to ‘global climate change’.

2) Like California, Australia is prone to bushfires every year during the dry season. Ample fuel and dry weather exists for devastating fires each year, even without excessive heat or drought, as illustrated by the record number of hectares burned (over 100 million) during 1974-75 when above-average precipitation and below-average temperatures existed.

3) Australian average temperatures in 2019 were well above what global warming theory can explain, illustrating the importance of natural year-to-year variability in weather patterns (e.g. drought and excessively high temperatures).

4) Australia precipitation was at a record low in 2019, but climate models predict no long-term trend in Australia precipitation, while the observed trend has been upward…

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. nottrampis
    Jan 11, 2020 @ 10:07:14

    No it wasn’t.

    The smoke was never a problem back then. No megafires either.

    We did not have TWO 1 in 100 droughts within 20 years either which is the reason for the dryness and why they are so bad now.

    Wake up

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