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Let's talk about Australia for a change. It would be great if posters who want to discuss the topic of the bushfires in Australia could talk about it without posters referencing how their hometowns in the US are absolutely fine. The US gets a lot of room on the board already.
For the moment, hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated in Australia, and this is not your normal fire season evacuations.
Climate change or not, this is Australia's biggest fight against fires. It may have been forecasted, as Yobbo says, but why was nothing done beforehand ?
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Yobbo wrote: Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:59 pm These bush fires were predicted! ...... 6 months ago by those within the profession %)
Though I'm a firm believer in climate change this has more to do with land management, funding cuts & the lack of infrastructure. Aboriginals have been back burning for thousands of years!
Yes, and isn't it also the case that 1. when the Greens became a political force with the balance of power in the senate they made it policy to cease traditional seasonal burn offs to prevent what is exactly happening now on the basis it would add to climate change? 2. most of these fires were started not via natural causes.
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clutchcargo wrote: Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:33 pm
Yobbo wrote: Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:59 pm These bush fires were predicted! ...... 6 months ago by those within the profession %)
Though I'm a firm believer in climate change this has more to do with land management, funding cuts & the lack of infrastructure. Aboriginals have been back burning for thousands of years!
Yes, and isn't it also the case that 1. when the Greens became a political force with the balance of power in the senate they made it policy to cease traditional seasonal burn offs to prevent what is exactly happening now on the basis it would add to climate change? 2. most of these fires were started not via natural causes.
1. Yes and the same thing happened in California.
2. A massive police investigation is underway to determine if any of the fires were started deliberately.
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There have been 24 people charged with deliberately setting fires among 183 facing legal action in the state, according to the New South Wales Police Force.

In addition to those facing the most serious charges of starting fires intentionally, authorities said another 53 people are facing legal action for not complying with the state's fire ban and 47 people have faced legal action for discarding a lit cigarette or match on land.

https://abcnews.go.com/International/24 ... l_hero_hed
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And this was written 115 years ago.

The Bush Fire
By Henry Lawson, 1905

Ah, better the thud of the deadly gun, and the crash of the bursting shell,
Than the terrible silence where drought is fought out there in the western hell;
And better the rattle of rifles near, or the thunder on deck at sea,
Than the sound — most hellish of all to hear — of a fire where it should not be.
On the runs to the west of the Dingo Scrubs there was drought, and ruin, and death,
And the sandstorm came from the dread north-east with the blast of a furnace-breath;
Till at last one day, at the fierce sunrise, a boundary-rider woke,
And saw, in the place of the distant haze, a curtain of light blue smoke.
There is saddling-up by the cockey's hut, and out in the station yard,
And away to the north, north-east, north-west, the bushmen are riding hard.
The pickets are out and many a scout, and many a mulga wire,
While Bill and Jim, with their faces grim, are riding to meet the fire.
It roars for days in the hopeless scrubs, and across, where the ground seems bare,
With a cackle and hiss, like the hissing of snakes, the fire is travelling there;
Till at last, exhausted by sleeplessness, and the terrible toil and heat,
The squatter is crying, 'My God! the wool!' and the farmer, 'My God! the wheat!'
But there comes a drunkard (who reels as he rides), with the news from the roadside pub: —
'Pat Murphy — the cockey — cut off by the fire! — way back in the Dingo Scrub!'
'Let the wheat and the woolshed go to — — ' Well, they do as each great heart bids;
They are riding a race for the Dingo Scrub — for Pat and his wife and kids.
And who is leading the race with death? An ill-matched three, you'll allow;
Flash Jim the breaker and Boozing Bill (who is riding steadily now),
And Constable Dunn, of the Mounted Police, is riding between the two
(He wants Flash Jim, but the job can wait till they get the Murphys through).
As they strike the track through the blazing scrub, the trooper is heard to shout:
'We'll take them on to the Two-mile Tank, if we cannot bring them out!'
A half-mile more, and the rest rein back, retreating, half-choked, halfblind;
And the three are gone from the sight of men, and the bush fire roars behind.
The Bushman wiped the tears of smoke, and like Bushmen wept and swore;
'Poor Bill will be wanting his drink to-night as never he did before.
'And Dunn was the best in the whole damned force!' says a client of Dunn's, with pride;
I reckon he'll serve his summons on Jim — when they get to the other side.
It is daylight again, and the fire is past, and the black scrub silent and grim,
Except for the blaze of an old dead tree, or the crash of a falling limb;
And the Bushmen are riding again on the run, with hearts and with eyes that fill,
To look for the bodies of Constable Dunn, Flash Jim, and Boozing Bill.
They are found in the mud of the Two-mile Tank, where a fiend might scarce survive,
But the Bushmen gather from words they hear that the bodies are much alive.
There is Swearing Pat, with his grey beard singed, and his language of lurid hue,
And his tough old wife, and his half-baked kids, and the three who dragged them through.
Old Pat is deploring his burnt-out home, and his wife the climate warm;
And Jim the loss of his favourite horse, and Dunn his uniform;
And Boozing Bill, with a raging thirst, is cursing the Dingo Scrub —
He'll only ask for the loan of a flask and a lift to the nearest pub.
Flash Jim the Breaker is lying low — blue-paper is after him,
And Dunn, the trooper, is riding his rounds with a blind eye out for Jim,
And Boozing Bill is fighting D.Ts. in the township of Sudden Jerk —
When they're wanted again in the Dingo Scrubs, they'll be there to do the work.
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Isaanbarang wrote: Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:19 am Weather is not climate. Let me guess, there is snow in Kansas so logically global warming doesn t exist. There were no fossil fuels when Noah had to build his ark so fossil fuel use does t cause climate change, .and windmill cancer is the greatest threat to mankind. Oh and when the wind doesn t blow you can t watch TV because electricity can not be stored in batteries. If extinction was good enough for the dinosaur it is good enough for me
There was no Noah and there was no ark. Almost all ice ages and sever climatic change in earth hisatory has been cause by external things like volcanic eruption blockin out the sun, meteor strikes, earthquakes and yes, even big forest fires. We are causing what is happeneing this time. Australias climate for years to come with no trees left to preserve moisture and the soil erosion that is coming. Itsok though, they can justs sell more coal to the chinese to pay for it! Just because my grandmother who did not smoke or live with a smoker died of lung cancer does not prove smoking does not give you lung cancer.
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Latest on the fires in Australia:
Australia bushfire crews battle mega blaze near Snowy Mountains
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Gale force winds have fanned two of Australia's massive bushfires into a feared "mega blaze", with authorities warning of worse weather to come.

It had been feared for days that fire would spill over the New South Wales-Victoria border in the Snowy Mountains.

Forecasts are for more heat, strong winds and dry lightning. In South Australia, firefighters also battled infernos on Kangaroo Island.

In parts of both states, residents were told to leave their homes.

Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people across Australia took part in climate change protests on Friday.
In cities including Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra, demonstrators turned out to press the government of Prime Minister Scott Morrison to make a quick transition away from fossil fuels.
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Sorry for the AUS people... It's a complete clusterfuck.. The guy at 3:00 minutes in has it right. Worth a listen (Fucking Government Wombats classic)

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Atta boy Yanks! :thumb:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-firefight ... 49176.html


US Firefighters Cheered in Sydney as They Arrive to Battle Bushfires

American firefighters were met with applause as they arrived at Sydney International Airport to assist firefighting efforts in Victoria on Wednesday, January 8.

Some 150 US firefighters had been dispatched or were due to be sent to fight the deadly Australian bushfires, according to reports.

Thirty-four fire warnings were issued across Victoria for January 9, according to the Victoria State Government. Two areas were advised to evacuate immediately.

Victoria’s first ever state of emergency was in place, with authorities warning that “significant fire activity” was expected. Credit: Shane Fitzsimmons via Storyful
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