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Old 05-12-19, 11:30 AM
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So yesterday and last night we had ash falling from the sky from all the fires and there was a fire in a parkland a kilometer from my house in the bloody middle of surburbia! that took out two hectares of land whilst an out of control fire about 50k's away as the crow flies wiped out 235,000 hectares in hours, it getting nuts over here visibility is one to two k's and the smoke is so bad walking in it is the same as smoking 30 cigarettes and our governments are all being a pack of morons sitting on their hands doing F&^% All! now it's not real clear but I've added a screen shot of some of the fires and the grey outlines are the area burnt currently. Luckily a break in the weather has dropped the fires from 180 or so to just over 80 I think so that's some good news.

Damn dude hope your home stays safe !

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Old 05-12-19, 09:17 PM
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Thanks Dice but I think my house is safe it's the air quality though that's the real problem for myself and I guess all living things as it's trapped due to an inversion layer, so I checked this morning and it's back up to 114 fires in NSW and within 100k's of me 5 of those fires are out of control and are in the 30,000-500,000 hectares burnt it just nuts
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Old 05-12-19, 11:41 PM
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They've just anounced that so far this fire season in NSW alone more than 680 homes have been lost with over 2000 outbuildings lost as well, and 250 homes damaged, also Koalas are on the brink of extinction as most of them have died in all the fires
It's just been anounced that three of the fires have now merged into one mega fire which stretches for over 150km wide.............
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They've just anounced that so far this fire season in NSW alone more than 680 homes have been lost with over 2000 outbuildings lost as well, and 250 homes damaged, also Koalas are on the brink of extinction as most of them have died in all the fires
It's just been anounced that three of the fires have now merged into one mega fire which stretches for over 150km wide.............
Without being cold or lacking empathy, its the loss of the wildlife that hurts me more than people losing their homes.

Same in Brazil. The species we are destroying via global warming, intentional fires etc its pretty heartbreaking.
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Without being cold or lacking empathy, its the loss of the wildlife that hurts me more than people losing their homes.

Same in Brazil. The species we are destroying via global warming, intentional fires etc its pretty heartbreaking.
TBH I couldn't agree more it's all the wildlife I feel sorry for too, as they can't get away and this time not all of our fires were delibrately lit we are in the worst drought in recorded history and a few of the fires were caused by lightning strikes
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Yeah, the thing that scares me most is how rampant the positive-feedback effects of these events are, not just the short/mid term, where a dry season and a couple of fires can wipe out hundreds of KM and turn the air to poison, but the long term impacts of these regulatory ecosystems burning away, while simultaneously dumping CO2 into the atmosphere, creating larger and more frequent dry areas across the world next time round making these events even more likely in the future on an even larger portion of the Earth.
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