- Mar 13, 2017
The creepy red color has to play on people's psyche. Best of luck to all Aussies. I think the winds are supposed to drop in the next day or two from what I have seen.
The milder weather is a temporary reprieve. The heatwave is forecast to come back in a few days. http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/heatwave/#heatwave-forecastsThe creepy red color has to play on people's psyche. Best of luck to all Aussies. I think the winds are supposed to drop in the next day or two from what I have seen.
Today's article says just what I typed here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-07/crisis-of-underinsurance-threatens-to-scar-rural-australia/11844992It is times like these that really do make me wonder. Australia's population is already mostly in capital cities; people (especially with families) whose homes have been destroyed really have no option but move to cities for at least the short term. Schools will have been destroyed along with many shops.
The salt residue would kill absolutely everything left behind. I wish it was fresh water.Forgive me for asking a stupid question but all these fires along the east coast are in quite close proximity to the sea. Why is a highly industrialised country unable to rig up high powered pumps and attack the fires with an endless supply of sea water?
Is there not the technology available to move large quantities of sea water a comparatively short distance to try and put Australia out of this misery?
@Lisa ...ya we know, they don't have hoses that long. Save it eh?
This is heartbreaking, I hope you're safe.Great twitter image here to give you all an idea how bad it is:
It was on https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/the-size-of-australia-shocks-america-in-bushfire-map-comparisons/news-story/164589ea8d6e2f339340cc45ae671ebf
For the first time in days I can't smell smoke because there was a bit of rain overnight. The fires are still happening down south.
I was just going to post that myself. I wonder if it’s true if that has scared the arsonists straight? Still..that’s a lot of warped people of true.This is heartbreaking, I hope you're safe.
I came across this and I wonder if it is true:
Frank posted this interesting video elsewhere...but since you bring these things up I’ll repost it.I'm so glad someone posted this URGENT piece of news. There needs to be awareness to this. I like to keep up with news that have to do with nature and weather and I have NEVER EVER seen such terrible devastation in Australia. It's like these fires are NOT NATURAL. Like something is feeding the fire besides the heat and the lack of moisture.
Even if arsonists were responsible, I don't think the fires should be burning this ferociously. I myself have seen how California has burned from 10 years ago to now, and I have seen the GREAT difference. Fires used to burn greatly yes, specially in the dry and windy fall season but they used to put them out in a relatively short time compared to now.
Now a days these fires just burn and burn and burn like someone was continuously pouring some kind of flammable substance so as to keep the fires from being extinguished.
DEFINITELY WORST FIRES I HAVE EVER SEEN
I am constantly thinking about the people and animals affected by this. I have seen pictures of injured koalas and it breaks my heart.
Also I saw an article somewhere how birds were dropping dead because it was soooooooooooooooo hot
There have been both arsonists and absolute idiots throwing cigarette butts out car windows too. A cop on Sunrise warned they were going to come down hard on the latter group as well. How could ANYONE be that stupid?!!!I was just going to post that myself. I wonder if it’s true if that has scared the arsonists straight? Still..that’s a lot of warped people of true.
I have no idea how people can be that stupid...maybe that’s really how the other fires started..cigarettes? Lol! That would be pretty awesome to see them in stocks with maybe egg on their face? Hee, hee.There have been both arsonists and absolute idiots throwing cigarette butts out car windows too. A cop on Sunrise warned they were going to come down hard on the latter group as well. How could ANYONE be that stupid?!!!
I would love to see the old fashioned stocks and throwing rotten tomatoes at people who started bushfires too. Maybe public humiliation could be a deterrent for some people.
Honestly as soon as I saw some of the images in Australia I thought of California.Most people are unable to see the connection. I thought most of this type of material had been successfully censored off YT.
One thing I see is that the trees around those first photos was that the trees left standing are green..maybe that’s why they are left standing..they had water stored in them or something? I’ve tried to throw a wet log onto a fire..it doesn’t burn.Honestly as soon as I saw some of the images in Australia I thought of California.
It doesn't help there have been images released of beams of light in the fire just like in california
</3 </3 </3 That poor koala looks so traumatizedReally bad day again. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2020/jan/10/nsw-fires-live-updates-victoria-bushfires-south-australia-fire-sa-australian-bushfire-near-me-rfs-cfa-latest-news-friday
Koalas are being given special hospital care at an Adelaide school (South Australia's capital city) https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/school-hall-turned-makeshift-koala-hospital-melts-hearts-in-adelaide/news-story/cc33dffd301614a2f1e608a6c6ef9a1f
Photo from is from above article:
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