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As 'Unparalleled' Bushfires Ravage Australia, Calls to 'Connect the Dots'
A state of emergency has been declared in the eastern Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) as the worst bushfires in decades have destroyed hundreds of homes and prompted calls for urgent action on climate change.
The Associated Press reports that there are "68 fires still burning — 22 of them out of control," and hot, dry and windy conditions in the days ahead pose ongoing threats.