Our history of intense bushfire seasons looks set to continue with predictions for the approaching summer season citing extreme El Nino effects, bringing with it drier conditions and unprecedented high temperatures.

Australian climate change projections based on the CSIRO and BOM State of the Climate annual reports suggest more intense cyclones and flooding, more frequent hailstorms, more intense rainfall events, storm surges and higher risk of bushfires. According to the third biennial State of the Climate report from the Bureau of…