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‘No doubt’ climate change causing wildfires, experts say as Australia burns

‘No doubt’ climate change causing wildfires, experts say as Australia burns

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  1. [Bushfires](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bushfires_in_Australia) are an annual thing and have been for a very long time.

    > Bushfires have always been a part of Australia’s ecology and environment. Some of the country’s native flora have evolved to rely on bushfires for reproduction, and fire events have been an interwoven part of the ecology of the continent for thousands of years.

    The climate change only makes them worse than ever.

  2. Gwen Stefani is ruining the planet!

  3. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](http://news.trust.org/item/20200113232812-dlx32/) reduced by 79%. (I’m a bot)
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    > LONDON, Jan 14 – There is "No doubt" that climate change is increasing the risk of wildfires around the world, researchers said on Tuesday, as Australia's government faces criticism for denying devastating bushfires are definitively linked to global warming.

    > The government insists there is no direct link between climate change and the fires that have killed at least 28 people, destroyed 2,000 homes and razed 11.2 million hectares.

    > "Fire weather does occur naturally, but is becoming more severe and widespread due to climate change," said professor Richard Betts, a co-author of the paper, and head of climate impacts Research at the Met Office Hadley Centre.

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  4. But “don’t speak” about it, unless you’re “just a girl” like Greta Thunberg.

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