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'This is system collapse': Tassie fires the beginning of the end

'This is system collapse': Tassie fires the beginning of the end

Bert SpinksFeb 4, 20168 Comments

As fires ravage Tasmania's pristine areas, writer and Launceston bushwalking guide Bert Spinks mourns for the beautiful places that are no more.

One year on from Hazelwood fire, deadly legacy lingers

One year on from Hazelwood fire, deadly legacy lingers

CrikeyFeb 9, 20155 Comments

The Hazelwood mine fire was not a natural disaster; it was a chronic industrial mishap of the most unnatural kind, writes freelance writer Tom Doig.

Bushfires, health and climate change -- a doctor's view from the SA fires

Bushfires, health and climate change -- a doctor's view from the SA fires

Dr David ShearmanJan 12, 2015

The Abbott government's blind denial of climate change leaves Australia unprepared to cope with the increasing costs of natural disasters, writes honorary secretary of Doctors for the Environment Australia Dr David Shearman.

Aboriginal fire scheme a carbon tax repeal victim

Aboriginal fire scheme a carbon tax repeal victim

Karen CoombsOct 28, 20142 Comments

An indigenous controlled burn land management program is one of the latest casualties of the repeal of the carbon tax, writes freelance journalist Karen Coombs.

It's getting hot in here: how El Nino is messing with the program

It's getting hot in here: how El Nino is messing with the program

Magdalena RozeMay 28, 201411 Comments

Sydney “missed out” on winter last year after experiencing its hottest on record, and it looks like winter may elude the city for a second year in a row with strong signs of further warm and dry weather ahead, writes meterologist Magdalena Roze

Watch your language: why the climate change case has to be personal

Watch your language: why the climate change case has to be personal

Tim SeniorFeb 25, 201427 Comments

In his winning entry for the Gavin Mooney Memorial Essay Competition, Sydney GP Tim Senior argues at Inside Story that language has been getting in the way of action on climate change.

The fiery debate on climate change

CrikeyOct 21, 2013

Crikey readers discuss the New South Wales bushfires and climate change -- and whether now is the time to suggest a link between the two.

Glenn Dyer's TV ratings: ABC leads bushfire coverage

Glenn DyerOct 18, 2013

The commercial networks let Sydney viewers down badly yesterday, when they chose to go to game shows rather than give rolling coverage of the bushfires.

Fires, floods, and why it's not all bad news in 2013

Peter JohnsonFeb 1, 20136 Comments

While Australia has copped fires and floods this summer, fire expert Peter Johnson points out there have been relatively few deaths from natural disasters. He examines why.

Australia isn't ready for more bushfires, cyclones and floods

Graham ReadfearnJan 16, 20132 Comments

As Australia’s unprecedented 2013 heatwave continues, the deadline for submissions to a Senate inquiry into Australia's readiness for climate change is coming to a close Graham Readfearn takes a look at what's required.

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