Australian PM feels heat of bushfires

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CANBERRA: As his country burned, Australia’s prime minister was cursed and jeered out of a town, called an “idiot,” a “moron” and worse, and skewered at home and abroad for his dismissive response toward climate change.Australia’s deadly wildfires have proven to be not just a crisis for the country, but a crisis for the country’s prime minister one so grave that some have questioned whether his leadership can survive it.The outpouring of frustration and rage from many Australians toward Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s lethargic wildfire response has been likened to the furious reaction of Americans toward President George W. Bush over his clumsy response to Hurricane Katrina. But whether Morrison’s missteps put him at risk of being ousted from power in Australia’s notoriously volatile government remains to be seen.–Agencies