Buschbrände in Australien: Ein Rückblick auf die extreme Feuersaison 2019/2020

Sebastian Fastenrath, Lisa Michéle Bott

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftArtikelPeer Reviewed


Bushfires are regular events in Australia, but the last bushfire season from September 2019 to February 2020 was one of the most devastating that the continent has ever experienced. An estimated area of 170,000 km2(about half the area of Germany) burned. The southeast coast was particularly affected. The images of fires raging for months went around the world. It became clear how vulnerable both people and Australia's ecosystems are to more frequent natural hazards. The article summarises the reasons forthis situation, the socio-ecological consequences and the lessons learned.

Titel in ÜbersetzungBushfires in Australia. A review of the extreme fire season 2019/2020
Seiten (von - bis)48-51
FachzeitschriftGeographische Rundschau
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - Dez. 2020
Extern publiziertJa

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