This ABC recording from Professor Kingsley Dixon is a real voice of sanity in an otherwise truly incendiary debate.
By Robyn Williams on The Science Show, ABC Radio National
> View podcast transcript here.
Some of you may have noticed how ‘debate’ about the terrible bushfires has, as usual, turned into a ‘backburning and fuel reduction’ vs ‘greenies’.
The mass media is, in general, promoting this argument. Other voices are not heard, even in Victoria, this most cleared state.
We [Can Do Better] have published the following links:
- Joel Wright, aboriginal historian’s argument that there is no record of big controlled burns by aboriginals in Australia;
- Jill Redwood, “Firebug economy”, discusses how forest-logging increases fire-risk and climate change; and
- Bob MacDonald on the contribution of wildlife to fireproofing the forests.