Bushfires in Australia: The world is changing, wildlife is disappearing & so is our climate.

Australia is going through an unprecedented fire season, wherein dozens of fires have erupted all over the country, thereby forcing the government to declare a State Emergency in  New South Wales where conditions got extremely worse.  

Climate Change in particular is not only affecting Australia, but all countries around the globe.

Whats even worse is that,

"These are impacts, we are seeing yet for one degree of global climate change. The impact will get worse as long as we don't do what it takes to stabilise the world's climate"

Prof Corinne Le Quéré, from the University of East Anglia in Norwich.

Outskirts of the town of Bilpin on December 19, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Source: DAVID GRAY/GETTY: CBS News)

Whats causing these Bush fires in Australia?

  1. Natural Causes: Lightning strikes in draught prone areas, Dry Lightning usually strikes in drought-affected forests. Additionally, heatwaves are only making things worse, with Australian bureau of Metrology reporting temperatures as high as 40.9 ºC.

  2. Humans (Delibrate Intentions)- Police in Australia have reportedly charged at least 24 people with deliberately starting bushfires according to a statement from New South Wales Police.

  3. Humans (Greenhouse Emissions) - The Greenhouse Emissions that humans have blatantly ignored as a result of industrial evolution have come along with a price that the present and future generations will pay for is called a permanent climate change.

How did we humans let this happen to our climate, wildlife & ourselves?

7.3 million hectares (17.9 million acres) Burnt,

800 million animals affected,

28 casualties reported in Australia!

(Professor Chris Dickman & CNN world)

A dehydrated and injured koala receives treatment at the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital after it is rescued from Bushfire. (Source: SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images)

According to various reports, it was understood that Naturally occurring weather patterns have played a significant role in creating the right conditions for wildfires.

It seems like the climate is almost threatening us, pleading at every single step, that if we won't mend our ways, then neither will the climate sustain itself in peace any longer.

Australia is now about 1.4C warmer than the global average temperature was in the pre-industrial period. Prof Betts, Climate Prof, University of Exeter

Surely, it's easy to close the window, pick up the remote and binge on Netflix right now, but the question is and always be, will you choose to act more responsibly tomorrow, knowing that a single small change towards a better tomorrow might save us from a Climate Crisis?