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?
Inspector Ben Shepherd
New South Wales Rural Fire Service
Dr Mark Parrington
Senior scientist, Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS)
Professor Chris Dickman
School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney
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