Extreme natural events (ENE) have occurred at considerable frequency in Australia over the past 150 years and many have caused significant damage and impacts on tourism. Such events include cyclones, storms, floods, bushfires, droughts and earthquakes. The often-widespread nature of these ENE means that national parks and other protected areas are also subject to the impacts of these events. ENEs are predicted to increase in frequency and intensity along the east coast of Australia as global climate change continues.
Recent research into the impacts of bushfires on visitation to alpine national parks indicates that:
Once a fire is burning, its behaviour is determined by three main factors – fuel, weather and topography – and understanding how they react in these situations can be the difference between life and death.
The South Australian Country Fire Service has developed a hierarchy of places that can offer relative safety from bushfire. They are broken into three categories, and are called Bushfire Safer Settlements, Bushfire Safer Precincts and Last Resort Refuges. It is ...
Planning to leave early requires planning and consideration, you need to understand what the triggers are to leave and know what actions you should take before leaving. This Country Fire Service fact sheet will provide you with a plan that ...
Preparing yourself and your property to survive a bushfire requires thought and planning. With a written and practised Bushfire Survival Plan and a well-maintained home there is a much better chance of surviving a bushfire.
All tourism destinations might be expected to experience damage from an extreme natural event (ENE) at some point in time. ENEs are predicted to increase in both frequency and intensity along the east coast of Australia as global climate change ...
The threat of climate change to prosperity in one country cannot be removed by the actions of that country alone.
Effective action to moderate the risks of human-induced climate change requires large contributions to reductions in emissions from all major countries, ...
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