Director Prof Andy Pitman - @ClimateExtremes 2013: “Failure to accept a link between global warming and fire risk... leaves all management of the risk to NSW state agencies and mitigation by Rural Fire Service employees and volunteers.”
. @IPCC_CH 2014: "high confidence that higher temperatures and drier conditions would lead to increased damages to ecosystems and settlements, economic losses and risks to human life from wildfires in most of southern Australia and many parts of New Zealand”
. @CSIRO 2015: “Extreme fire weather days have increased … from 1973… due to warmer and drier conditions” - Climate Change in Australia Technical Report.
Climate Institute 2016: “There is high confidence that projected warming and drying in southern and eastern Australia will lead to fuels that are drier and more ready-to-burn... [and a] greater number of days with severe fire danger” - @ClimateInstitut
. @BOM_au 2018: “There has been a long-term increase in extreme fire weather and in the length of the fire season across large parts of Australia since the 1950s...Climate change, including increasing temperatures, is contributing to these changes"
. @NatureClimate Report 2019 “We find an increased risk of dangerous atmospheric conditions associated with extreme fire weather... these findings highlight the influence that future climate change could have on the characteristics of dangerous wildfires.”
Emergency Leaders for Climate Action 2019: “Current Federal Government climate policy has resulted in greenhouse gas pollution increasing over the last four years, putting Australian lives at risk.” #emergencyleadersforclimateaction

. @theAGU 2019: “Extreme wildfires...involve a coupling between the fire and the atmosphere, which drives dangerous fire conditions that result in fatalities and considerable damage. Climate change could amplify the conditions.." 
. @bnhcrc 2019: “ We are also seeing the cumulative amount of fire danger during a fire season going up - the time between these really extreme fire years will get shorter and shorter and shorter. We will see these conditions come around more frequently.” 
The National Environmental Science Programme Report 2019: “human-caused climate change had already resulted in more dangerous weather conditions for bushfires in recent decades for many regions of Australia”
Dr. Imran Ahmed @ANU_Climate 2019: "...what climate change does is exacerbate the conditions in which the bushfires happen. With that sort of evidence on the ground, it's hard to see that you still have the politics around doubting climate change."
This is just a fraction of the evidence. Please let me know if you would like to see any more @ScottMorrisonMP.

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Good morning and welcome to another day full of smoke and smog in Sydney.

@ScottMorrisonMP and his predecessors were warned by experts at least 18 times since 2013 of the link between Australia's carbon emissions and bushfires (thread, above).

They ignored them all.

Relevant to this morning's events outside Parliament House... in this thread you will find 18 different occasions when Morrison and his predecessors were warned that rising emissions would create unprecedented bushfire conditions.

All of which they ignored.

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