Burning trees and brush

Not yet over, this terrible bushfire season in Australia is clearly among the most important – perhaps the most important – current climate change stories.

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Given how many strong writers, storytellers, we have already seen an impressive number of excellent stories and essays about these fires.

The stories below are a small selection of those focused on some basic physical facts. In Part 2, we look at pieces that attend closely to the emotional weight of the fires for both humans and animals.

On the big picture:

On burnt forests:

This series is curated and written by retired Colorado State University English professor and close climate change watcher SueEllen Campbell of Colorado. To flag works you think warrant attention, send an e-mail to her any time. Let us hear from you.

SueEllen Campbell

SueEllen Campbell created and for over a decade curated the website "100 Views of Climate Change," a multidisciplinary collection of pieces accessible to interested non-specialists. She is especially interested...