Fires and Burning

Fire regimes in Australia

Saturday, October 16, 2010

This paper (PDF) by Mooney et al from 2010 shows that since the arrival of Europeans there has been a massive increase in fire. It also shows that since the arrival of Aborigines 40,000 – 70,000 years ago, there was very little increase in the charcoal record compared to pre-Aboriginal times.

It is fairly clear evidence that adds to the increasing proof that Aborigines did NOT burn every part of Australia on a regular basis as Gammage and the other burning advocates claim.

Q: How are VicForest activities controlled on days of high fire danger?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Greg Barber, Greens member for Northern Metro, asked Environment Minister Gavin Jennings what controls have been put in place given the significant number of fires caused by salvage logging operations in November in the Central Highlands. These fires started when dry logs dragged across others on the ground, amongst logging debris, generated heat enough to ignite fires. In his reply the Minister stated:

Media love a good fire story

Saturday, June 20, 2009

This is the classic story of how fires are the perfect fodder for a media that love real life drama and conflict. The opportunity to do a bit of enviro-bashing on the side is just too good to miss as truth and verification of claims fly out the window.This was started by The Age and picked up across all sectors of the media.

The blitz burn gamble

Thursday, March 12, 2009

In late June 2008, the government enquiry into bushfires (how many is this now?) recommended to State parliament to triple its burn program to almost half a million hectares annually. This would be a gamble, a waste of money and ultimately counter productive.

Media and fires

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

This is the classic story of how fires are the perfect fodder for a media that love real life drama and conflict. The opportunity to do a bit of enviro-bashing on the side is just too good to miss as truth and verification of claims fly out the window.
This was started by The Age and picked up across all sectors of the media. night fire

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