My heart is positively broken for Australia right now.
Yes, Australia is on fire… And how! There are over 150 fires burning right now. Over 300 properties have been destroyed and 4 people have lost their lives. Australia is in a catastrophic state of emergency.
Australia no longer the sunburnt country, it is now the country on fire. And weirdly, nobody is talking about it!
Australia is on fire. Nobody fucking cares. This NEEDS to be world news. We need to be talking about how the planet is dying. I know, it’s not exactly as exciting as the fucking Kardashians, but PLEASE share this. #AUSTRALIAFIRES pic.twitter.com/gIhe7nLfzX— audrye.🦋 (@audryelee) November 13, 2019
Its been predicted that it will take months to get these fires under control. Its only going to get worse.
If you want to look at the devastating pictures from the Facebook post below, just press on the F icon. It is really worth it!
Just to put in perspective how bad the Eastern Australian bushfires are.
When the Brazilian amazon rainforest went up in flames it burnt 650,000 hectares. Australia so far has lost 1,000,000 hectares. That’s more than 2,500,000 acres.
california fires were around 80,000 hectares— bubsa || gloss (@hades_jimin) November 13, 2019
amazon was around 650,000 hectares
australia has lost more than 1 MILLION HECTARES AND IS STILL BURNING
370,000 hectares ALONE on friday.
put that into perspective. https://t.co/YZZKPkzXL6
Smoke from the Australia fires now spans the Pacific and has moved across the tip of South America and into the Atlantic.
Smoke from #AustraliaFires now spans the #Pacific and has moved across the tip of #SouthAmerica and into the #Atlantic. Image shows the #SNPP #OMPS aerosol index, date to the left is west of date line, date to the right is east. pic.twitter.com/OVLAbAoNMW— Colin Seftor (@colin_seftor) November 13, 2019
The fires are now seen on satellite images:
#Australia🇦🇺2019-11-13 20:50 UTC #bushfires 🔥 #NewSouthWales 🛰️ #Himawari-8 imagery #NASA #NOAA #RMMB #RemoteSensing #Wildfire #NSWfires #NSWbushfires #NSW Imagery courtesy of the Japanese Meteorological Agency RT! 🔄 pic.twitter.com/nq38SejmoD— Kamil Onoszko 🇵🇱 (@Onosz) November 13, 2019
That is just terrifying!