Sky over Mt Wellington while bushfires rage

In private conversations, many climate scientists express far greater concern at the progression of global warming and its consequences than they do in public, writes Dr Andrew Glikson.

Blaze rages near Hobart

Smoke from a bushfire billows over beach goers at Carlton, about 20 kilometres east of Hobart - January 2013 - Reuters . I think of all the animals who had no where to hide.

Burnt houses at Dunalley on the east coast of Tasmania after a bushfire ravaged the town.

Thousands of Tasmanians remain stranded as bushfires continue to burn out of control throughout the state's south-east.

Dunalley after the fire.

Australia bushfires fanned by winds in 'catastrophic' scenario

Smoke rises above Bicheno

Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson believes recent fuel reduction burns stopped the fire near Bicheno from devastating the Freycinet Peninsula.

House burns at Connolly Marsh

A house burns as a bushfire engulfs Connellys Marsh, between Dunalley and Primrose Sands, in south-eastern Tasmania on January

Fire ravages Dunalley Primary School

Re-building a fire affected school using Social Media- Article from Tasmanian Bush Fires