Breathtaking in both senses of the word: so many fires in Australia that some blazes have reached others to form a mega- fire that’s simply too big to put out.
A ceremony has been held in Sydney for the 25 people who lost their lives during the bushfires. Despite public outrage about his handling of the crisis, Prime Minister Scott Morrison was in attendance.
Wildfires are burning close to the Australian capital of Canberra amid hot and windy conditions. Fearful residents are reminded of fires in 2003 that destroyed some 500 homes in a single day.
An out-of-control bushfire presents an immediate threat to the Australian capital and the surrounding regions. Fires in Australia have killed 33 people and an estimated 1 billion animals since September.
Huge bushfires have been burning in Australia for months. But the risk of severe wildfires is increasing everywhere. A look at the link between climate change and this devastating trend.
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