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
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

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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
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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