Australia burning

6 thoughts on “Australia burning”

  1. this is unbelievably tragic for so many reasons. I have an Aussie son in law and he, and my family will return tomorrow after a month spent visiting home there.

    1. It’s heartbreaking to see those fires and the damage being done. I’m glad to know all your loved ones will be returning safely. Mother Nature has been raging down there, and I fear it may be a warning of things to come for the rest of the world.

  2. I probably shouldn’t be, but I’m a bit surprised that Australian politicians aren’t more concerned. Guess it’s a global problem, though I did read somewhere that Australia (for whatever reason) was likely to get hit the hardest and soonest. That much seems to be true. The pictures/videos of the koalas and other critters suffering are hard to watch.

    1. Maybe their politicians do care and our media just aren’t reporting it. Spectacular fires and desperate animals are so much better for readership.

      I can understand Australia being really hard hit. It’s very dry, with huge unpopulated areas just waiting to burn. And I think I’ve read somewhere that the temperature there has risen more than in most other parts of the world recently.

    1. What a world we are leaving to our children, grandchildren, and future descendants. Greta Thunberg is right to be so angry. I am encouraged that some cities and states decided to continue their conservation efforts even when federal support was withdrawn, but it’s going to take so much more than that. We need a determined federal government, a determined international effort, to get the job done. And I don’t see that ever happening.

... and that's my two cents