Australian bushfires: With half a billion animals dead and millions of hectares damaged, the country faces its worst nightmare

Smrithi Mohan
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Australia is facing the biggest crisis with bushfires spreading and causing irrevocable damage. People around the world are praying for the Australian bushfires to cease.

The world is all concerned for Australia as the country has been witnessing the worst bushfires of all times. The severity of the fire has caused harm to life in every form and has also damaged the weather. Over 1500 homes have been destroyed and 24 people have died since September. The authorities are urging people to evacuate from the homes as the fire turns fierce. New South Wales witnessed 60 fires out of which 40 were uncontrollable. Sydney has become a catastrophic threat with a dense cover of smoke all over the city. Fierce winds and low humidity are causing the Australian bushfires to spread faster. 150 homes have been destroyed and people are fearing the fatalities.

Australia is suffering the longest-running droughts and the water scarcity is making it difficult for the firefighters to stop the rapidly spreading fire. Wildlife is the most affected due to the fire and several reports suggest that over half a billion animals may have lost their lives to the adversity. Although the country witnessed rains, a huge blaze is expected. Among talks of climate change, the Australian bushfires confirm the urgent need to take steps towards saving the world and our future.

Here is how people shared their concern regarding the Australian bushfires:

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Australia is on fire. And the summer there has only just begun. 2019 was a year of record heat and record drought. Today the temperature outside Sydney was 48,9°C. 500 million (!!) animals are estimated dead because of the bushfires. Over 20 people have died and thousands of homes have burned to ground. The fires have spewed 2/3 of the nations national annual CO2 emissions, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. The smoke has covered glaciers in distant New Zealand (!) making them warm and melt faster because of the albedo effect. And yet. All of this still has not resulted in any political action. Because we still fail to make the connection between the climate crisis and increased extreme weather events and nature disasters like the #AustraliaFires That has to change. And it has to change now. My thoughts are with the people of Australia and those affected by these devastating fires.

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Our heart breaks for the innocent lives lost and our prayers are with Australia and its people.

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