Australian bush fires: It's not always about climate change

Global warming and climate change are scientific facts, but beware of attempts to make them responsible for poor human decisions affecting the environment today

While negotiations were going on at the United Nations climate summit in Madrid, forest fires raged across Australia. Sydney was smothered in thick choking smoke.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was sharply criticised for climate delinquency.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 24, 2019, with the headline 'Australian bush fires: It's not always about climate change'. Subscribe