Bushfires rage on

Publication date: 7 December 2019Source: New Scientist, Volume 244, Issue 3259Author(s): Adam VaughanAs fires continue to burn in Australia, an analysis predicts that linked global carbon emissions have risen further, reports Adam Vaughan
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