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Australia Burns
Jan 6, 2020 at 09:08 PM

The Quick Facts

  • Beginning earlier in 2019 and continuing into 2020, Australia has suffered from some of the worst bushfires in recorded history.
  • Over 14.7 million acres have been burned across six of Australia's states, claiming the lives of an estimated 480 million animals and 25 people.
  • Australian PM and Liberal Party leader Scott Morrison has faced criticism for his government's response to the crisis, especially from climate change activists who link the scope of the fires to Australia's greenhouse gas emissions.

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How has Morrison's government handled the crisis so far?

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The New York Times

Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide

Richard Flanagan
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ABC News

The bushfire crisis has given the Government a political 'out' to its climate change problem

Frank Jotzo
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The Guardian

Yes, Australia has always had bushfires: but 2019 is like nothing we've seen before

Adam Morton
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A Video Announcement from PM Scott Morrison

PM Scott Morrison
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