The ongoing devastating bush fires in Australia have already burned more than 3.65 million hectares of the country. It has not only destroyed land but is the cause for a lot of destruction in the continent.
Australia’s 🇦🇺 on fire. More than 3.65 million hectares burned.— Erik Solheim (@ErikSolheim) December 29, 2019
Still lead politicians reject the link to climate change and continue with business as usual. How many more disasters till we act on climate ?
Recently, Mallacoota town in Victoria bore witness to the raging fires as it engulfed the region on Tuesday. Due to these devastating fires, thousands of people evacuated and fled to the beach.
Australia is burning.— Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) December 31, 2019
The city of Mallacoota is completely surrounded by flame and 4,000 people have been forced to flee and seek shelter on the beach.
We need to act on climate change. This cannot be our new normal.
Ad a result, the sky turned an apocalyptic shade of red due to these wildfires.
It was blowing out to a gale for a point and then... it’s pitch black. And then the sky went red. We thought it was a fire front about to run over the top of us.
Due to the insane fires, a lot of people were asked to jump in the ocean to save themselves from radiant heat.
[T]hey wanted us to get into the water, get against that [rock] wall. So we were ready to jump in. It's got oysters and stuff, not the greatest thing to do and everyone was all along the edge, ready to go, and, of course, when, you know, when that sky went red, it looked like what we’ve been looking at when we saw the fire coming.
- Huffington Post
A lot of people on Twitter reacted to this deadly event.
Looking at this makes me realise it won't be right celebrating the new years.— ErhanLFC (@ErdzLfc83) December 31, 2019
Unfortunately most people will only start to care when it’s THEIR home on fire.— David Iskra (@IskraDavidPhoto) December 31, 2019
I'm so sad for those fleeing😢— Karen (@KarenBoles) December 31, 2019
This isn't our new normal... Our new normal is a climate crisis spiraling out of control because we refuse to do anything about it.— Tom Crinstam (@THCrinstam) December 31, 2019
Mother Nature's fury. We have not cherished her. 😢— Karen (@KarenBoles) December 31, 2019
Unbelievable... shouldn’t be happening...— ga6za w (@scouseroz) December 31, 2019
An estimated 480 million animals have died in the widespread blaze in Australia.