Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, who is in New York, acclaimed the "huge crowd" gathering in Sydney and said Australia was setting the standard before climate strike protests in Europe, the US and Africa.
“The trial release of Christmas Island blue-tailed skinks into the wild is the culmination of ten years of work led by Parks Australia and supported by many fantastic partners,” said Australia's Environment Minister Sussan Ley.
Seven people have been killed and the death toll is expected to rise as about 45% of the homes on Grand Bahama and Abaco are believed to have been severely damaged or destroyed.
“Without additional local, national and global action on the greatest threats, the overall outlook for the Great Barrier Reef’s ecosystem will remain very poor, with continuing consequences for its heritage values also,” the report states.
“There are a number of reasons why you would want to keep the Amazon in place, oxygen just isn’t any one of them,” said Earth systems scientist Michael Coe, who directs the Amazon program at the Woods Hole Research Centre in Massachusetts.
As Brazilian warplanes water bombed the Amazon fires, Bolsonaro tweeted he had accepted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's offer of a plane and specialised support for the firefighting operations.
Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro is dismissive of conservationists claims that the Amazon Rainforest is on fire: "I used to be called Captain Chainsaw. Now I am Nero, setting the Amazon aflame."
"These accounts showcase those persevering at the grassroots level, connecting our global community through a shared lens of giving back and helping one another."
The worker joked about recycling as he was filmed tipping the fridge off the road and down an embankment. Police were alerted and tracked him down.