Politicians and climate change activists around the globe have expressed horror at the unfolding Australian bushfire crisis, saying the devastation is an urgent reminder of the climate emergency. The fires have been covered extensively by media around the world, from the Wall Street Journal (“‘We Were Freaking Out.’ Terrifying Fire Season Takes a Bad Turn in Australia”) to the Times (“Thousands trapped on Australian beaches by ‘apocalyptic’ fires”) and the New York Times (“Thousands Flee to Shore as Australia Fires Turn Skies Blood Red”). The Australian fires were the top story on the BBC website, as well as CNN.
By Eleanor Ainge Roy. The Guardian. January 2, 2020.