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Monday, 4 March 2013

Do bushfires emit more carbon than burning coal?

Coal-fired power stations in Australia emit around 200 million tonnes of CO2 per year. This does not include emissions from our coal exports.
Around 30 tonnes of CO2 per forested hectare were emitted by the Black Saturday Fires in 2009.
Bushfires release CO2, but how much? AAP Image/Kim Foale
Bushfires this year have so far burned around 130,000ha of forest, so have emitted nearly 4 million tonnes of CO2.
So, the bushfires this year have emitted an amount of CO2 equivalent to 2% of Australia’s annual emissions from coal-fired power.

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Fact check: do bushfires emit more carbon than burning coal? 

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