A report was released earlier this week which documented the potential change in bushfire weather over SE Australia associated with global warming in upcoming years, as well as examining the current trends in fire weather over the past 30 years. I am the lead author on this report. I have written a short summary of the research over at my other blog, planet doom?. I encourage you to read it. Also there are links to the main report and a few others.
Some news items not linked to over there: The Age, ABC Online, Sydney Morning Herald
Note: We are not calling for the use of additional fire danger categories by fire agencies, although we did include such in the report to focus on the upper reaches of fire danger.