John asked in News & EventsCurrent Events · 1 month ago

Do you think this whole Australian bush fire thing is overblown because it happens every year just this year it was a little worse?

Also everyone is either blaming it totally on "climate change" or "arson". I have no clue what to believe anymore.

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  • 1 month ago

    If you look at statistics, the Amazon fires suffered from no more than 18 million hectares of burning, whereas the recent Aussie fires had 50 million hectares of burning. Half a billion animals have died - including 30% of the koala population. The loss of animal life is, to me, the most devastating result.

    I live in Victoria. I live a distance from the fires but still had to stay indoors for days to avoid contact with the smoke haze. This hasn't happened before in recent Aussie history.

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  • 1 month ago

    It was natural but also a warning on the Climate Changes which can bring human kind to its extinction.

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  • patty
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    1 month ago

    I read somewhere where it said we have had two droughts in a row. There are a lot of fire loving arsonists out there and they never get much time in jail.Last winter almost everyday was sunny so that did not help. I believe in climate change as the awful lot of carbon dioxide in the air makes the weather unpredictable.

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  • 1 month ago

    It's true that much of Australia is arid and dry and there are bush fires every year.  However, this year their spring temperatures were much higher than ever and rain fall was much lower.

    Some fires were set by inconsiderate people, throwing cigeratte butts out of windows or setting bbq's and not dampening the area near by.  One area, had electricity cables fall down, to the ground.  But the vast majority of fires, started due to the ground being too dry and ground temperatures being too high.

    Coupled with high winds, which made the fires spread much quicker.  It's hard to doubt the existence of 'Climate change', when most continents are having dramatic changes to their normal climates.  Too much rain, too little rain, too much snow, not cold enough, high winds, cyclones, hurricanes, falling outside the usual time of year.

    These changes could mean, that huge swathes of land could be uninhabitable,

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    There's been a massive globalist disinformation campaign regarding these fires.  You'll notice in the next few weeks with heavy rains in the affected areas this will quietly drop off the radar of the fake news.

    • wombatfreaks
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      1 month agoReport

      nobody even knows if the fiers are as big as they say anytway. they only say its global warming because they hate Trump

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  • 1 month ago

    Uh...did you see the map of the fires??? They are not like anything else before! Some of the fires were arson, but the size and breath of them throughout the country is unusual and too wide spread.

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  • 1 month ago

    You need 3 things for catastrophic fires to happen - fuel to burn, a source of ignition and extraordinary climatic conditions. The 1st 2 are there every day of every summer but nature has built in fire-proofing, in any environment we would consider 'normal conditions' the fires would be easily controlled, try lighting a tree or a blade of grass on fire with a cigarette lighter and most times nothing will happen. But if its dry enough and you have long periods of hot windy conditions you get a blazing inferno far beyond anything humans have the ability to control. Many of the areas that burned have not seen fire within this lifetime, forests with 100 year old trees have been destroyed, the media seems to have given up reporting the human toll, animals died in the paddock where they stood as their hooves melted into the hot ground, an estimated 1 billion animals died - even the ones that escaped the flames died from thirst and starvation,  cars burned leaving a trail of melted metal that used to be the engine block, it was dark as midnight at noon in some places, if you consider that "a little worse" then good luck to you but dont expect many people to agree with you.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Too much news watching over-exposes people to the topic and leads them to equivocation.  Although bushfires are normal there, this year has already seen greater numbers, greater intensity and longer duration.  The arson element also includes carelessness. Freak Weather or man-made Climate change?  Let's just say if you burn fossil fuels you inevitably add energy into the dynamic part of the weather systems of the planet. Imagine what we are doing as like an 'unnecessary' big volcanic eruption which lowers the threshold for natural climate change to accelerate.

  • oikoσ
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    1 month ago

    Millions of acres burned is not "a little worse".

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The trends are pretty clear.  2019 was the 2nd hottest year on record.  The hottest was 2016.  The 3rd hottest was 2015.  The 4th hottest was 2017. 

    The 2010s was the hottest decade on record.  The 2nd hottest - the 2000's.  The 3rd hottest - the 1990's.  You'd have to be blind not to see it.

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