Firefighters struggle to secure houses from bushfires near the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales. Photo: AFP
Firefighters struggle to secure houses from bushfires near the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales. Photo: AFP
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Australia’s bush fires are unprecedented – what’s the link to climate change?

  • Fires have reached greater intensity and scale, but experts warn such events are likely to become more common
  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison has dismissed calls to take stronger action on emissions

Firefighters struggle to secure houses from bushfires near the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales. Photo: AFP
Firefighters struggle to secure houses from bushfires near the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales. Photo: AFP
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