Media reports like the phrase "once in 50 years" to describe catastrophic weather events. But as earth and paleoclimate scientistDr Andrew Glikson writes, those events are no longer rare. And we know why.
As fires ravage Tasmania's pristine areas, writer and Launceston bushwalking guide Bert Spinks mourns for the beautiful places that are no more.
As Victoria's bushfires continue and the remains of destroyed towns are revealed, local media coverage remains in overdrive, while the world watches.
As the blazes in Victoria continue, the analyisis has started to kick in, with our bushfire policy coming under some heat from around the world. We take a look at what the press is saying.