Australia n bushfires extinguished, but climate rows rage on
But the after-effects will endure, and national soul-searching has already begun."It will likely take years and a great deal of imagination for us to figure out where we go from here," said Smith.While scientists agree climate change created favorable conditions for the blazes, politicians of all stripes are acutely aware how sensitive the issue is in Australian politics.
At the same time, the centrist wing of his party has criticized his climate targets as inadequate."They don't want to stick their heads above the parapet, at least when it comes to suggesting substantive policy," said Matt McDonald, an expert in climate politics from the University of Queensland.
People in affluent suburbs may call for emission cuts and green energy, but coal accounts for thousands of jobs in election-deciding districts of Queensland and New South Wales, and many more in the related aluminum smelting business."The debate has been very divisive," in part because of the blame game, Steggall told AFP. "There was a certain defensiveness in the early days of this debate because the finger was so squarely pointed at coal and fossil fuels."
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Australian fires 'contained' for first time in New South WalesAll fires burning in the Australia n state of New South Wales have been declared contained for the first time this season. Finally, some good news.
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Cruise ship passenger causes coronavirus scare in Sydney Australia n health officials tested a passenger onboard a cruise ship docked in Sydney harbor for a “respiratory illness” on Friday, causing passengers to fret about the potential of another shipboard outbreak of the coronavirus.
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