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Australia Wildfires Rage On

Heat records, devastating fires, a state of emergency... On the other side of the planet, Australia is burning.

2019 the year of record-breaking heat

Record heat in Australia

Meanwhile in Australia…the heat record was broken with an average temperature of 107.4° in the country. The day before, the record for the highest average temperature in Australia had already been broken with 105.6°. The world heat record for December was broken with 121.6° in Eucla, on the southern coast of the country. In Sydney and the state of New South Wales, a state of emergency has been declared. Australia's largest city is once again covered by a cloud of toxic smoke.

A record year around the world

According to publications: Météo France, National Weather Service, YYZ Weather Records and the Met Office, the year 2019 has accumulated weather records around the world. It is the second warmest year since 1880. Vérargues (France), June 28, 2019 : 114.8°, Huong Khe (Vietnam), April 20, 2019, 109.4°, New York City (United States) July 20, 2019, 99°, Washington, DC (United States), October 10, 2019, 98°, Al Wafra (Kuwait), October 3, 2019, 117.7°, Doha (Qatar), October 2, 2019, 111.2°, Alaska (Etats-Unis), July 2, 2019, 89.6°, Toronto (Canada), October 1, 2019, 100.4°, Kyoto (Japan), October 1, 2019, 92.5°, Cambridge (United Kingdom), July 25, 2019, 101.7°.

Consequences

In recent weeks, at least three million hectares have gone up in smoke in south-east Australia. Australians are concerned about the impact of toxic fumes on their health. During the last wave of toxic smoke in November, Sydney hospitals recorded an 80% increase in emergency room admissions. According to a survey, 81% of Australians fear the consequences of climate change. And more than one Australian in two asks the government to act in the image of actor Simon Baker. This week, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that climate change was one of the "factors" behind the fires.

Brut.

12/20/2019 8:58 PM
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65 comments

  • Julie H.
    02/15/2020 18:36

    Even thou we have had the rain to put fires out. The rural Firefighters need new trucks and equipment from state governments.

  • Kilael M.
    01/09/2020 05:52

    Imagine igniting your own country and burning untold millions of animals to death to trick people into thinking this was climate change, and not the Australian governments sudden unwillingness to set controlled burns to remove the dry underbrush...

  • Lorena G.
    01/01/2020 04:25

    Jesus Christ is coming soon. Prepare

  • Linda D.
    01/01/2020 01:51

    Praying for Australia stay safe

  • Teresa K.
    12/31/2019 21:14

    Praying for Australia, 🙏🙏

  • Linda G.
    12/31/2019 20:18

    Please please rain

  • Nan N.
    12/31/2019 19:30

    Prayers for rain

  • Lorraine B.
    12/31/2019 11:14

    God be with them and let it rain to the fire fighters put it out. Thank you for hearing our prayers Amen..🙏🙏🙏

  • Maria E.
    12/31/2019 07:52

    Díos les Bendiga y perdonanos padre todo poderoso Amén

  • Diana M.
    12/31/2019 02:09

    Prayers

  • Lauren P.
    12/31/2019 01:56

    All so very sad Lord please give them tons of rain...

  • Carol C.
    12/31/2019 00:28

    But everyone keeps denying global warming

  • David K.
    12/30/2019 23:07

    What the HELL,!!!! IT gets that hot in Texas every year!!!

  • Ralph H.
    12/30/2019 22:59

    How many of those people drove to the beach alone instead of taking the bus

  • Steve W.
    12/30/2019 13:12

    Prayers to the people and animals

  • Michelle S.
    12/30/2019 04:33

    Prayers

  • Michelle S.
    12/30/2019 04:32

    Pp

  • Teresa K.
    12/29/2019 23:19

    Prayers for the people and all the animals! 🙏🙏🙏

  • Charlie W.
    12/29/2019 21:42

    I Seen were a 19 yr old firefighter was starting the fires their started seven different fires

  • Diane M.
    12/29/2019 17:38

    There is no climate change its called Revelations Read your Bible ..