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bushfires, bots and arson claims: australia flung in the global disinformation spotlight

Bushfires, bots and arson claims: Australia flung in the global disinformation spotlight

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A targeted, coordinated online campaign has tried to mislead the public. While the myths have been debunked, the culpable parties remain unknown. SEAN DAVEY/AAP In the first week of 2020, hashtag #ArsonEmergency became the focal...
how wildfire smoke affects pets and other animals

How wildfire smoke affects pets and other animals

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A rural fire service crew attempts to protect a property in New South Wales in December 2019. Dean Lewins/AAP Images via AP Catastrophic fires across the globe are increasing in both frequency and magnitude. The bushfires in...
as fires rage, we must use social media for long-term change, not just short-term fundraising

As fires rage, we must use social media for long-term change, not just short-term...

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Comedian Celeste Barber’s fundraising efforts have gained monumental support. But we need to think of long-term engagement in climate action too.Facebook With 26 fatalities, half a billion animals impacted and 10.7 million hectares of...
weather bureau says hottest, driest year on record led to extreme bushfire season

Weather bureau says hottest, driest year on record led to extreme bushfire season

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It’s the first time since overlapping records began that Australia experienced both its lowest rainfall and highest temperatures in the same year. Dan HIMBRECHTS/AAP The Bureau of Meteorology’s annual climate statement released yesterday confirms 2019...
nine things you love that are being wrecked by climate change

Nine things you love that are being wrecked by climate change

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If coffee and wine are things you love, then you need to pay attention to climate change. Shutterstock/Ekaterina Pokrovsky There are so many stories flying around about the horrors already being wrought by climate...
new study: changes in climate since 2000 have cut australian farm profits 22%

New study: changes in climate since 2000 have cut Australian farm profits 22%

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The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences farmpredict model finds that changes in climate conditions since 2000 have cut farm profits by 22% overall, and by 35% for cropping farms. ABARES/Shutterstock The...
now australian cities are choking on smoke, will we finally talk about climate change?

Now Australian cities are choking on smoke, will we finally talk about climate change?

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Smoke is blanketing Australia’s most populated city, making it impossibly to ignore the reality of climate change. Joel Carrett/AAP I moved to Sydney less than five weeks ago and the city has been shrouded in...
the most important issue facing australia? new survey sees huge spike in concern over climate change

The most important issue facing Australia? New survey sees huge spike in concern over...

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Nearly half of Australians aged 18-24 view climate change as the biggest problem facing Australia in new national survey. James Ross/AAP While most Australians still view the economy as the most important issue facing the...
new report shows the world is awash with fossil fuels. it’s time to cut off supply

New report shows the world is awash with fossil fuels. It’s time to cut...

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Australia’s coal production is expected to jump by 34% to 2030, undercutting our climate efforts. Nikki Short/AAP A new United Nations report shows the world’s major fossil fuel producing countries, including Australia, plan to dig...
drought and climate change were the kindling, and now the east coast is ablaze

Drought and climate change were the kindling, and now the east coast is ablaze

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Multiple large, intense fires are stretching from Australia’s coast to the tablelands and parts of the interior. AAP Image/Supplied, JPSS Last week saw an unprecedented outbreak of large, intense fires stretching from the mid-north coast...