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Australia & global warming

Global warming boosted the risk of the hot, dry weather that’s likely to cause bushfires by at least 30%, they say.

The article below talks about the impact of global warming on Australia’s climate. Click the article and then come back here to answer the questions.


  1. What is global warming? 
  2. How can global warming contribute to bush fires in Australia? 
  3. If temperatures increase by 2°C how more frequent will bush fires be? 
  4. Summarise the article above. Ensure you draw out the importance of global warming, future predictions and the effects the bush fires have had on people’s lives. 

Image Source: https://climate.nasa.gov/effects/


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