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Fire and Rescue personnel run to move their truck as a bushfire burns next to a major road and homes on the outskirts of the town of Bilpin on December 19, 2019 in Sydney News
'Unquestionably Alarming Signs': New Data Confirms Earth Just Had Hottest Decade on Record
2019 was also the second warmest year on record, and the past five years were the five warmest on record.
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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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More Than One Billion Animals Killed in Australia Wildfires Called a 'Very Conservative' Estimate
Chris Dickman of the University of Sydney said "without any doubt at all" the animal death toll has exceeded one billion.
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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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'Virtually Unstoppable' Blazes, Record Heat, and Mass Evacuations as Australia Wildfires Intensify
"We are still yet to hit the worst of it," said Gladys Berejiklian, premier of New South Wales.
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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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