Australia Bushfire North of Sidney: “Too Big to Put Out”
The mega Australia Bushfire that is raging across a 60 km front north-west of Sidney is not a new occurrence. Since October the fire has killed over 24 people and destroyed more than 700 homes across the North Territory of Australia. The severity of the blaze has called alarm and prompted calls for the more excellent action to tackle climate change. According to a tweet from the New South Wales Rural Fire Service; “95 fires were burning, with half yet to be contained”
Why the Australia Bushfire Threat is unstoppable
From the official outlook of the Bureau of Meteorology, it’s clear that Australia is likely or experience dry weather that is above average heat. This will fuel the condition which has caused ablaze in the Northern Territory of Australia. At the moment inland Australia is experiencing water shortages. This implies that Sidney, which is the nations most significant city, will experience water restrictions.
What’s the Outlook
There are a lot of predictions on the windy and dry days expected. At the moment, the firefighters have strengthen several containment lines. This was put in place to curb some of the challenging conditions.
Is the fire season that bad?
When compared to the 2009 fire season where nearly almost 200 people died, then the damage scale is not that bad. Bushfire smoke is not suitablefor your health. This toxic smoke is profoundly affecting golfers at the Australian Open. Over 1.6 million hectares have burned in the New South Wales alone.
Who should carry the blame?
According to BOM, climate change is the one that carries all the blame. Climate change has led to an increase in extreme heat events. This is one of the hottest periods that NSW has to endure according to the records. BOM also predicts that Australia should also expect to come similar summer in the coming years. On the other end, the government is receiving critics on lack of making efforts to curb climate change.