The New South Wales government and a number of leading researchers it quotes believe in a causal link between climate change and an increased risk of bushfires. It is an area of extensive, ongoing research. I'm sorry if that's not in consonance with your ideas about climate change and extreme weather events.
"As the Australian bush fires have shown, climate change means that the world is set to experience more-and more unpredictable-weather events in the years to come. "
How idiotic. Australia has experienced no climate deviation to precipitate the brush fires. Rampant arson and recent prohibitions on controlled burns (for reasons you can look up) are the most likely causes. Are you a tech writer or a talking head with a communications degree repeating the nonsense his boss told him to propagate?
Google researchers unveiled their AI-based "precipitation nowcasting" solution, which can predict rainfall at a 1km resolution, 6 hours ahead of time, with just 5-10 minutes of calculation. The new approach could mean better crisis management and reduce life and property loss.