A large water-bombing plane crashed while fighting fires southwest of Sydney on Thursday, killing all three US crew on board, Australian officials said.
True, climate change cannot start a wildfire, or any fire for that matter. But the effects of climate change can exacerbate bushfires.
Toxic smoke from raging bushfires hits the Australian Open build up.
Firefighters say they had finally brought their largest “megablaze” under control.
Bushfires flared in southern Australia on Thursday as a heatwave expected to bring renewed misery set in, and officials warned some areas are “just at the beginning” of the devastating crisis.
Smoke from bushfires raging across Australia reached Brazil on Tuesday, an arm of the National Institute for Space Research said on Twitter.
Stunned Australians on Sunday counted the cost from a day of catastrophic bushfires that caused “extensive damage” across swathes of the country and took the death toll from the long-running crisis to 24.
Australia orders evacuation of residents from fire-ravaged coastal communities.
Fire threatens three Melbourne suburbs, with residents warned it was too late to flee.
Australia’s Prime Minister on Thursday denied his climate policies had caused unprecedented bushfires ravaging the country and insisted his government was doing enough to tackle global warming.
Sydney is shrouded in dangerous haze as smoke from bushfires blazing along the eastern seaboard sent pollution levels soaring.
More than 70 fires continue to burn in the State of Queensland.
Unprecedented bushfires in eastern Australia have turbocharged demands the country’s conservative government do more to tackle climate change, and have rekindled an ideological fight over the science behind the blazes.
Australians on Wednesday began sifting through the ashes of hundreds of bushfires that have ravaged the country, relieved that their worst fears were unrealised – but wary of a long and brutal summer ahead.
Sydney residents coughed and spluttered their way around Australia’s largest metropolis Thursday, as a bank of smoke from rural bushfires enveloped the city, prompting health warnings.
Bushfires in Victoria have destroyed over 30 houses and burnt nearly 70 buildings.
Governments convened for a supplementary meeting against the severe climate change.