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Australia faces perilous climate future with more extreme bush fires

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Australia has always had severe weather events, but climate change is making them more extreme and more deadly.

And what seems bad now could become much worse in the future.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 05, 2020, with the headline Australia faces perilous climate future with more extreme bush fires. Subscribe