All Articles on Fires

A firefighter sprays foam retardant on a back burn ahead of a fire front in the New South Wales town of Jerrawangala on Jan. 1, 2020. (Photo: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images) Views
To Help Australia, Look to Aboriginal Fire Management
Cultural burning is proactive, while Western-style controlled burning, also called hazard reduction burning, is reactive.
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Independent journalist Emily Atkin argues that while it's "great" that a small sex toy company is doing what it can to help address the devastation in Australia, it should not go unstated just how problematic it is. (Image: Geeky Sex Toys / Instagram) News
Why Big Oil Companies—Not Well-Meaning Dildo Makers—Should Be Paying for Australia Fires and Climate Chaos
Journalist Emily Atkin explains why a sex toy company's "silly" fundraising effort makes a serious point about who should be paying for destruction largely caused by the fossil fuel industry.
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Activists for climate action rallied News
Tens of Thousands Join 'Sack ScoMo' Protests Against Government Climate Inaction as Bushfires Rage Across Australia
" These fires, heatwaves, and droughts are not just unprecedented—they're the direct result of decades of climate destruction at the hands of fossil fuel loving politicians."
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A woodchip mill burnt by bushfires is seen as smoke rises in Quaama in Australia's New South Wales state on January 6, 2020. - Reserve troops were deployed to fire-ravaged regions across three Australian states on January 6 after a torrid weekend that turned swathes of land into smouldering, blackened hellscapes. (Photo by SAEED KHAN / AFP) Views
In Australia's Nightmare, a Vision of the Planet's Terrifying Future
What’s happening Down Under is a dark preview of the kind of chaos and destruction that’s awaiting the rest of the world in this rapidly unfolding climate crisis... It sounds dramatic because it is.
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference at Parliament House on January 05, 2020 in Canberra, Australia. News
"Stop Making a Killing at the Planet's Expense": Climate Advocates Call for Fossil Fuel Companies to Foot Australia Fires Bill
"'Whatever it takes' needs to include serious and ambitious action to reduce Australia's and global emissions."
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Morrison views these fiery events through a prism of faith in an extractive capitalism. (Photo: Peter Parks/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Australia's National State of Emergency: The Fire This Time
Long term solutions requires a fundamental debate about the role of uncontrolled growth and hubristic attitudes towards nature.
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Bushfires rage across the country, fuelled by record heat, and are now surging through acres of parched land dryer than ever after the worst drought in a generation.(Photo: David Gray/Getty Images) Views
Australia’s Bushfires Are a Wake-up Call: We Must Build a More Humane Economy Before It’s Too Late
Economists used to admire scientists. Now they ignore them at our peril.
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday received an earful from angry residents of the devastated town of Cobargo. News
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison Heckled for Insufficient Response to Bushfires by Residents of Devastated Community
"You're not welcome, you fuckwit."
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Canberra, Australia on Wednesday was so smoky that visibility past a few hundred yards was virtually non-existent. News
Smoke From Australia Fires Delivers Capital 'Worst Air Quality on Record'—With More to Come
Over 2,500 miles away, in New Zealand, smoke from the fires blotted out the sun at the Tasman Glacier.
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Locals and tourists holding tight on the Mallacoota wharf as the bushfire passes through the popular seaside summer holiday spot. News
'Tasteless': Australian PM Condemned for Hosting Fireworks-Laden Party While Country Burns
"It is time to declare a National Climate Emergency."
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