Being in Sydney and relatively far from the fires, our skies have been hazy for nearly a month now, topping the charts several times for the worst air quality in the world.
'Warning Fatigue' can really take an effect when people are just exhausted from natural disasters. My sister in law moved from the drought to the fires, sadly, but was so SO fortunate her house was missed (by just a few hundred meters).
These floods are a serious concern. It's like one thing after the other at the moment - and while staying on top of weather predictions is incredibly important and will save lives - there is a bigger picture in this all - we need to reduce our emissions and stop harming the natural environment. It is our behaviour that is the culprit to these extreme weather outcomes.
It's been a political shambles in Australia because of the fires. I just hope that at a policy level we implement some change because personal behaviour change is not enough.
I am so interested to hear your perspective on this. I never realized the affect of climate change in Australia. Ellen Degeneres started a go fund me page that I’m going to investigate as far as donating money. She married an Australian and is crazy about the country, it’s wild life, the people and culture. I don’t want to become numb to the crisis at hand but I certainly understand the overwhelm.
This is heartbreaking.
The fires in Australia are really bad. I watch a car channel on YouTube and they have been in Australia for a competition for the last few days. They say that the air quality is so bad that they have trouble breathing. The skies look hazy and yellow in their video.