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Title 7.30: 21/10/13
Published Australia : ABC, 2013
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Summary NSW PREMIER EXPLAINS FIRE EMERGENCY RESPONSEA State of Emergency declared in New South Wales in response to devastating fires, Premier Barry O'Farrell explains what that means and outlines how the government has responded to the fire crisis.RESIDENTS COUNT LOSSES, AS FIREFIGHTERS FEAR WORSE FROM NSW FIRESThe destructive bushfires in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney are thought to be as bad as any seen, but there are fears they could get worse.NSW PREPARES FOR WORSENING FIRE CONDITIONSOur reporter Matt Peacock reports from the NSW Rural Fire Service headquarters with an update on the forecasts for fires in the state and the weather conditions that are feared could make them worse.SCIENTISTS SAY CLIMATE CHANGE LINK TO BUSHFIRES DEMANDS ACTIONBehind the fire fronts, a secondary battle is underway, a political dispute about the links between climate change, extreme weather and bushfires. Deputy Greens Leader Adam Bandt started it with a tweet claiming that the Abbott Government's climate policies would lead to more bushfires in future. Accusations flew that he was politicising the natural disaster.BLUE MOUNTAINS MAYOR DESCRIBES THE MOST FRIGHTENING FIREBlue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill says the fires confronting New South Wales are the most frightening he has seen there and he shares concerns about forecasts of adverse weather in coming days
Event Broadcast 2013-10-21 at 19:30:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Climatic changes -- Environmental aspects.
Climatic changes -- Environmental aspects.
Emergency management -- Government policy.
Forest fires -- Government policy.
Forest fires -- Prevention and control.
Microblogs.
Australia.
Form Streaming video
Author Crabb, Annabel, host
Bowden, Tracy, reporter
Peacock, Matt, reporter
Connor, John, contributor
Greenhill, Mark, contributor
Henry, Don, contributor
Hunt, Greg, contributor
Packman, David, contributor
Pitman, Andy, contributor