Extreme heat would be ACT's gravest climate change threat, government warned in 2010

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
January 29 2022 - 6:30pm
A hazard reduction burn on Mt Ainslie in March 2010; the ACT government was warned that year there would be fewer suitable days for controlled burns in the future due to climate change. Picture: Graham Tidy

The number of days above 40 degrees in Canberra would increase, and the bushfire threat from urban bushland in the city's inner north would jump considerably, the ACT government was warned a decade ago.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.