Dale Dominey-Howes of University of Sydney says the Australian emergency service experts called for a national dialogue on how to prepare for the summer, but the federal government had put off the conversation. He says Prime Minister Scott Morrison "should fall" and the country should see a change in leadership.
Conservatives love to talk up Australia ‘punching above its weight’, but they turn to self-hating cowards when it comes to climate change I love Australia. It’s not a thing you hear too often from progressives. Mostly this is because we don’t go in for the pathetic jingo-nationalist, quasi-militaristic “love it or leave it” style patriotism that John Howard attempted to link with a love of country.
This summer has shown how precarious our Australian lifestyle is
Recovery after fires of such unparalleled enormity is going to take decades and enormous resources For literally millions of years, the glorious songs of lyrebirds have rung out across the valleys of south-eastern Australia. Lyrebirds have an extraordinary vocal range and are famously accomplished mimics with their own lush, ringing calls mingled with impersonations on their avian neighbours. However, is showing that an unprecedented number of those valleys are cloaked in silence today. No lyrebirds are likely to be calling. No whipbirds. Or kookaburras, cockatoos, currawongs. Or any of any of the birds that compose the rich soundtrack familiar to those of us who love visiting these areas.
At least 22 people killed and more than 1,100 injured, with fatalities likely to increase A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake in eastern Turkey has killed at least 22 people, with the death toll expected to rise as rescuers search for survivors under the rubble in freezing winter conditions. The quake late on Friday injured a further 1,103 people in hardest-hit Elazig and Malatya provinces and was followed by more than 390 aftershocks, 14 of which had magnitudes above 4 and were felt as far away as Iran and Lebanon.
Australia urged nearly a quarter of a million people to evacuate their homes on Friday and prepared military backup as authorities said the next few hours could be "very, very challenging." Defense personnel stood ready to move to bushfire grounds if conditions became extreme. Since October, 27 people have been killed and thousands subjected to repeat evacuations as monster fires scorched more than 25.5 million acres of land, or an area the size of South Korea.
The death toll from a powerful earthquake that hit eastern stood at 21 people on Saturday 25 January and could rise further, warn officials. Footage showed rescuers pulling injured people from under a collapsed building in Elâzığ province as the search for people buried under rubble continued
Officials say 21 people killed and 1,030 injured with fatalities likely to increase further The death toll from a powerful earthquake that hit eastern Turkey has risen to 21 people, with more than 1,000 injured, say emergency officials. Rescue workers were continuing to search for 30 people buried under the rubble of collapsed buildings in Elâzığ province and neighbouring Malatya, said the health minister, Fahrettin Koca. He warned that the death toll could rise further.
Officials confirm 18 people killed as rescue teams works to free trapped survivors An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 has killed at least 18 people in eastern Turkey. More than 500 have been left injured and several are trapped in the wreckage of toppled buildings. Rescue teams from neighbouring provinces were dispatched to the affected areas, working in the dark with floodlights, and defence minister Hulusi Akar said troops were on standby to help.
Trees are burning up around the planet at an alarming rate and impacting the climate. Now a new effort to plant as many trees as possible has taken hold around the globe. But will it mitigate climate change?
More than 1,000 flights were canceled Sunday and Monday because of a winter storm moving across the northern United States. The storm reached the Great Lakes region and the Northeast after sweeping across the country. The storm is expected to bring high wind, snow, rain and ice to the Northeast. Airlines including Delta, American and United waived change fees.
Sydney, Australia, is cloaked in a smog rated eleven times worse than the typical 'hazardous' level. Smoke from nearby wildfires is choking the city in a thick haze, forcing some evacuations and cancellations. Firefighters are trying to contain dozens of wildfires in Australia ahead of a coming heatwave. The Bureau of Meteorology warned that much of New South Wales would 'swelter' through a heatwave this week.