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Australia's bushfires contributed to half of country's annual emissions, emitted 250m tonnes of CO2


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Bushfires in New South Wales and Queensland have emitted a huge amount of CO2 since August, contributing to almost half of Australia’s annual greenhouse gas emissions. According to NASA, the NSW fires have emitted about 195m tonnes of CO2 since 1 August. Queensland’s fires have added another 55m tonnes over the same period. Australia’s entire greenhouse gas footprint was 532m tonnes of CO2 in 2018.