Australia; Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia; South Australia, Australia
The late 2019 to early 2020 bushfires have ravaged over 10 million hectares of Australia, killing nearly 30 people and an estimated half a billion animals. The country is left in a ravaged state, which suggests our climate crisis is at a tipping point. Here is the devastation these bushfires around Australia left behind.
The whole world was aware of the fires in Australia earlier this year. The smoke itself travelled around the globe. Unfortunately due to the Covid19 crisis this major environmental event has been all but forgotten everywhere in the world but where it actually happened. I think the greater worldwide community would like to know.
Whilst I am not Australian I call Australia home. The fires had a profound impact on my family and myself. Though our home was not directly impacted the areas not far from home were. The country is left in a ravaged state, which suggests our climate crisis is at a tipping point.
Whilst the Wild Fires of California currently burn its beautiful forests not unlike the fires here earlier in 2020 the visual evidence of global warming is palpable.