Tasmania’s forests are burning more as climate change dries them out. Our old tools can’t fight these new fires. The summer of 2021-22 will be remembered for the extraordinarily destructive flooding across eastern Australia. At the same time, however, western Tasmania was experiencing extreme drought, with some areas receiving their lowest rainfall on record.

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