Australia bets on coal as climate policy crumbles

Sydney Morning Herald: Victoria, Australia. Drought, fierce winds and 47 degree C temperatures led to the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires, which killed over 170 people and millions of animals and plants. The intensity and frequency of bushfire conditions is rising in south-eastern Australia. Michael Hall, Victoria, Australia, 2009. Photo: Michael Hall/The Climate Institute When the Senate voted on July 17 to axe the carbon tax, Australia became the first country to reverse course on pricing greenhouse gas emissions. ......

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