A key theme for most speakers was the need to prepare for change, particularly the role climate change will play in the fire regime changes such areas are likely to experience in the future. And yes, climate change is a key driver behind the recent west coast fires in the USA, not just poor forest management.
There is no doubt that climate change is no longer just a threat, it is a real and present danger that is increasingly impacting the lives of many people and the natural world. The question is what are we doing about it?
The latest Four Corners investigation, Weather Alert, was compelling. The byline was While politicians question the reality of climate change, farmers and businesses act.