Australia govt: Fires not linked to climate change

2013-10-25 21:15
A New South Wales Rural Fire Service volunteer puts out a fire in the town of Bell, Australia. (Paul Miller, AP)

A New South Wales Rural Fire Service volunteer puts out a fire in the town of Bell, Australia. (Paul Miller, AP)

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Canberra - The Australian government has staunchly rejected arguments that wildfires ravaging parts of the country's east, following a record hot start to the current spring season, are the result of climate change.

Environment Minister Greg Hunt backed his prime minister, saying no individual event can be linked to climate change.

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