Mercury Rising: Extreme Bushfires
Bushfires in Australia are a fact of life. In this unique event we examined bushfires and discovered some of the extreme factors that go into making them so dangerous. From the weather conditions and its effect on fuel availability, to the extreme and unexpected ways fires move through an environment, and the unexpected ways people act in a stressful situation, this event looked at the unexpected.
In this full interactive event the audience chose the direction of the discussion using their smartphones or tablets to build a ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ style bushfire storyline.
Speakers from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC national research program included Dr Mika Peace from the Bureau of Meteorology, Dr Jason Sharples from the University of New South Wales and Dr Josh Whittaker from RMIT University.
In this unique interactive event we asked the audience to expect the unexpected.
In association with the Country Fire Service, Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.