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Most companies feel confident their businesses would continue without major disruption in the event of a disaster, a recent survey found. The matter is firmly on the agenda of company boards, but less than 14% of IT budgets go towards business continuity…

 

Aboriginal fire management – part of the solution to destructive bushfires

An Ecological History of the Australasian Lands and People by Tim Flannery

An Ecological History of the Australasian Lands and People
by Tim Flannery

As destructive bushfires become more common there is increasing political discussion how we manage them sustainably. Inevitably these debates raise questions of the past ecological effects of Aboriginal fire usage. There are two well-known narratives about Aboriginal fire use. One, popularised by Tim Flannery, stresses the ecologically disruptive impact of Aboriginal fire use. This storyline argues that the megafauna extinctions that immediately followed human colonisation in the ice age resulted in a ramping up of fire activity. This then led to the spread of flammable vegetation which now fuels bushfires…

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