Learning The Lessons From The Waroona Bushfires

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

h/t Dennis Ambler

It has surely now been established beyond any possible doubt the major role that poor fire hazard management has played in the severity of recent Australian bushfires, despite disinformation campaigns from the BBC/Guardian/Met Office.

Back in 2016, a Special Inquiry was held following the catastrophic Waroona bushfire, just south of Perth that year. Their report not only reemphasised the crucial role of controlled burning, but also gives an insight into the evolution of such practices in recent decades:

imagehttps://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/bushfire-waroona-yarloop-fire-2016/

Below is the key segment of the report. [The data relates to Western Australia, and P&W refers to the Department of Parks and Wildlife].

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  1. nottrampis
    Jan 23, 2020 @ 12:36:12

    This is complete and utter BS..

    We had the warmest year ever. We di not have an El Nino
    The chances of 4 consecutive days of over 40C in a row has dropped like a stone.
    The bush fires were in EVERY state.
    within 20 years we had not one but TWO 1 in 100 year droughts.

    It was the driest ever year.

    Hazard reduction requires humid conditions for control, it requires a budget, it requires labour, they also requite control unless you want to destroy homes indeed some towns, not just homes. were destroyed even though they had hazard reduction.in 2018 we had hazard reduction in Hornsby that almost destroyed homes in West Pymble and the like.

    Just try and link a crediblele blog who do not ban people when they show an interviews of three bush fire experts because wait for it, it was on the ABC.

    Denialsits wil always deny. By the way I notice no correction to your incorrect 1974/5 article..

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  2. nottrampis
    Jan 23, 2020 @ 16:56:09

    Let me add more.

    Because it was sooo dry and given very hot temperatures and and very strong winds you could have hazard reduction until the cows come home. It would not make a shred of difference.

    Another question is of course how much more hazard reduction do that want. double, triple ??
    now it is all risk assessment how do these ‘experts’ know this better than the various RFS’s unless these right wing warriors are now saying they are all greenies as well..

    Yep those critics are that stupid and into culture that much.

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