Climate change protests stretch to London as Australia bushfires rage


first_img“Red Brigade” activists gesture as they participate in a demonstration against the Australian government’s alleged inaction over climate change despite the bushfires crisis, outside the Australian Embassy in London, Britain on Jan. 10. REUTERS/HENRY NICHOLLS Friday’s demonstrations came asauthorities urged nearly a quarter of a million people to flee their homes. LONDON – Thousands of Australians tookto the streets on Friday to protest against government inaction on climatechange, as bushfires ravaged tens of thousands of square miles of bush landafter months of destruction and at least 27 deaths. Scores of people gathered in theStrand in central London to denounce Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.center_img Australia has warmed by about 1 degreeCelsius since records began in 1910, said Kate Marvel, climate scientist of theNational Aeronautics and Space Administration.(Reuters) Climate scientists have warned thefrequency and intensity of the fires will surge as Australia becomes hotter anddrier.  last_img

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