During the recent Australian bushfires, numbers gave us a sense of the unprecedented scale of the disaster; 12.6 million hectares burnt, 431 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emitted, one billion animals killed.

But where do these numbers come from?

Guests
Inspector Ben Shepherd
New South Wales Rural Fire Service


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Dr Mark Parrington
Senior scientist, Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS)

Professor Chris Dickman
School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney

READ! The CAMS analysis of the Australian bushfire season, Wildfires continue to rage in Australia

Producer
Joel Werner

Sound engineer
Matthew Sigley

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Duration: 25min 14sec

Broadcast: 

https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/sum-of-all-parts/16.1-fact-checking-the-fire-season/11961408
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