Robert McLean's Podcast

Professor David Bowman talks about Tasmania's new Fire Research Hub, and climate change

January 21, 2019 Season 1 Episode 69
Robert McLean's Podcast
Professor David Bowman talks about Tasmania's new Fire Research Hub, and climate change
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Robert McLean's Podcast
Professor David Bowman talks about Tasmania's new Fire Research Hub, and climate change
Jan 21, 2019 Season 1 Episode 69
Robert McLean/Prof David Bowman/Fran Kelly
Tssmania's 'new reality' - liightning storms, bushfires, less rain and increasing temperatures
Show Notes

A rash of lightning storms leading to a swathe of fire outbreaks in Tasmania have been attributed to climate change by the Director of the University of Tasmania's Fire Centre Research Hub, Professor David Bowman.
Professor Bowman, the founder of the centre, talked about the work of the new centre with RN Breakfast with the host, Fran Kelly, and surprised many by referring to the upside of the present difficulties experienced in Tasmania as the Australian state wrestles with what Professor Bowman described as the "new reality".