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Citation McRae, R. (2011). Learning, Improving, Blaming: Science and Bushfires. Fire Australia, Spring, 2011, 48-50.

Learning, Improving and Blaming: Science and Bushfires.

Author(s) Rick McRae
Abstract Among the overall reactions to a major fire event of importance to fire services, are three which do not mesh well: learning about the event; improving community safety; and laying blame. These reflect the efforts of coroners, the media, researchers and scientists. They fall at differing places along a spectrum of rationality. The most rational reaction, science, takes by far the longest time.
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