The afternoon sky glows red from bush fires in the area around the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales on December 31, 2019. Photo: AFP The afternoon sky glows red from bush fires in the area around the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales on December 31, 2019. Photo: AFP
The afternoon sky glows red from bush fires in the area around the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales on December 31, 2019. Photo: AFP
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Australian bush fires fuel need for serious look at energy future

  • As nation reels from disastrous blazes, polls show public is becoming increasingly concerned about climate change, but divided on how to achieve net zero emissions by 2050

The afternoon sky glows red from bush fires in the area around the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales on December 31, 2019. Photo: AFP The afternoon sky glows red from bush fires in the area around the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales on December 31, 2019. Photo: AFP
The afternoon sky glows red from bush fires in the area around the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales on December 31, 2019. Photo: AFP
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