Dozens of fires are burning across Australia, including one that’s being described as a ‘mega-fire’ which the authorities say is too big to put out.
New South Wales and Queensland are worst affected, with at least 140 bushfires threatening lives and homes. Six people have died and more than a thousand homes have been lost across Australia. The severity of the blazes has led to calls for greater action to tackle the climate crisis.
Nearly ten thousand miles away at the United Nations Climate Conference in Madrid campaigners have raised concerns that globally oil and gas companies are expanding operations instead of scaling back to help lower emissions and fight climate change.