Opinion

Australia must declare World War Zero on carbon emissions

By Bjorn Stumberg
Updated January 26 2020 - 8:31am, first published January 14 2020 - 1:00pm

We could ignore the graphs showing a persistent rise in CO2 levels. We could aircondition our way through record-smashing heat waves. We could turn our backs on inland areas gripped by years of drought. But this summer we cannot escape the stinging taste of smoke, and the knowledge that it came from an unfathomable 26 million acres of fire, many billions of animals, and over 2000 homes.

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