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Helen BS: Bushfires in Australia - Feb 2009-2020 (485* d) RE: BS: Bushfires in Australia - Feb 2009 04 Jan 20


An article by Laura Tingle: Are the bushfires
Scott Morrison's Hurricane Katrina moment that he can't live down?

One of the points she makes is:

"To give some scale to what has happened here so far, international media outlets have been reporting the 2018 California fires burnt 2 million acres; the 2019 Amazon fires 2.2 million; and the 2019 Siberian fires 6.7 million.

"So far Australia's 2019/20 fires have burnt 12 million acres."

The whole article is worth reading.

This afternoon our PM Scott Morrison finally announced some practical measures to help people suffering in the catastrophic bushfires. I'm wondering whether Laura Tingle's article, and many other media reports, may finally have pushed him to take some practical action instead of blowing irrelevant hot air about why it is not related to climate change and why it was a bad idea "in hindsight" to tootle off to Hawaii for a family holiday during the crisis.


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