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Australian Fires

Australia is a beautiful land filled with huge deserts and 24 million people to meet.  Unfortunately, that beauty is not taking center stage. Instead, for the last couple of months, the scorching of Australia has been on everyone’s mind. How did it get there though?  To answer that, we have to go back to November 11th, 2019, a fire started in the Ravens burn area near Toowoomba. Sources for how the fires started are loud and clear, sources say that it’s because of the dry, hot, and windy weather that had started the fires. According to CNN, “27 people have died nationwide and in the state of New South Wales alone more than 2,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged.” There have been fires in every Australian state, however, New South Wales has been hit the hardest. There are about more than 60 Fires are burning in the New South Wales as of January 21, 2020.

There has been a jaw dropping half a million animal deaths as a result Australia’s fires alone! That’s not even the worst thing yet, the air in Australia has been normally fresh and clean. However, right now according to the Western LLS Air Pollution it shows that some cities are  marked as extremely dangerous. In my opinion, this is an example about how many different small factors can lead to something more deadly and there is no end in sight. From my perspective, this shouldn’t kill Australia completely but this is something that Australia will have to recover quickly from. This is a reminder about how we should take care of our forest and how we should be responsible with fires. Because of the fires koalas have been put on the endangered list. Hopefully, the firefighters in Australia can figure out a way to end the fires before it’s too late.

 

By: Daniel Garcia

Photo Credits: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/thousands-australians-flee-beaches-wildfires-rage-n1109006

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