Down to Earth

France 24 Special Edition: Australia Inferno

DOWN TO EARTH
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By: Mairead DUNDAS Follow | Marie-Claire IDE | Sophie PIZZIMENTI
43 min

Tune into our special edition of Down to Earth devoted to the bushfires plaguing Australia. 

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As the crisis in Australia enters its fifth consecutive month, more than 150 fires are still raging across the continent, some of them merging to create what’s known as mega-blazes.

Already 10,000 hectares of bush, parks and forests have burned, 27 lives have been lost and more than a billion animals are estimated to have perished.

We hear first-hand accounts of the flames as well as analysis from experts, activists and journalists in an effort to try to understand the amplitude of this human and environmental catastrophe.

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