Melbourne was smothered in a thick smoke haze on Tuesday from the bushfires that have been burning for months in Australia [David Crosling/AAP Photo via Reuters]

Australia’s second city of Melbourne was shrouded in hazardous smoke from the country’s raging bushfires on Tuesday, as scientists warned massive blazes could become routine unless more was done to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions driving global warming.

At least 180 fires continued to burn across Victoria and New South Wales (NSW) states, with about 20 yet to be contained in NSW, Australia’s most populous state. 

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In Victoria five fires were at the ‘Watch and Act’ advice warning, one level below emergency status, authorities said.

“I wish I could say this was over, but we have

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