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WASHINGTON – Greenpeace photographers in Australia have captured new images of the climate-fueled bushfire crisis and its aftermath. The images—which include photo and video of smoke-stricken cities, destroyed homes, struggling wildlife, and firefighting efforts — are available here: https://media.greenpeace.org/collection/27MZIFJ8B632Q 

Dr. Nikola Casule, Head of Research and Investigations for Greenpeace Australia Pacific, said:

“These catastrophic bushfires are driven by climate change and are destroying lives, homes, and choking people in our major cities. Australian families deserve better than the profound lack of leadership shown by Prime Minister Scott Morrison. We deserve swift and decisive action to address the climate crisis that is hurting so many Australian communities right now, starting with increased funding to our firefighting services, and a commitment to phasing out coal as Australia’s number one driver of climate change.”

“Scott Morrison needs to come clean with the Australian people, silence the denialists in his government, and rapidly replace Australia’s aging and unreliable coal-burning power stations with clean energy like wind and solar.”

Key facts about Australia’s bushfires:

Greenpeace Australia Pacific is calling on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to take climate change seriously and protect Australian families by urgently reducing Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions, which have been rising for the past four years.

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