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Historical wildfire impacts in New South Wales, Australia

The top panel illustrates the historical PM2.5 fire smoke-related health costs and the health costs incurred during the Australian 2019–2020 Black Summer fires (more than AUD 1 billion). The middle panel shows the average annual level of exposure of New South Wales’s population to PM2.5 fire smoke. The bottom panel shows a more detailed breakdown of PM2.5 smoke exposure during the Black Summer fires. On many occasions the population experienced concentrations of PM2.5 smoke above the Australian national ambient air quality standard of 25  g/m3 – 24-hour PM2.5 (Arriagada et al. 2020).

Year: 2022

From collection: Spreading Like Wildfire: The Rising Threat of Extraordinary Landscape Fires

Cartographer: GRID-Arendal/Studio Atlantis

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