Tag: Fires

I never thought I’d see the Australian rainforest burning. What will it take for us to wake up to the climate crisis? | Joëlle Gergis | Opinion | The Guardian

Bushfire on the Gold Coast

Despite being one of the worst bushfires in Australian history, alarmingly, the Victorian Black Saturday bushfires of 2009, which killed 173 people, destroyed around 2,000 homes and incinerated millions of plants and animals, didn’t serve as a wake-up call.

The deeper we sink into denial, the more we commit ourselves to a reality where our children learn about environmental icons such as the Great Barrier Reef and our magnificent rainforests through history books, instead of being able to experience their wonder for themselves.

Choosing to turn away from this moment to act will be the ultimate betrayal of future generations.

via I never thought I’d see the Australian rainforest burning. What will it take for us to wake up to the climate crisis? | Joëlle Gergis | Opinion | The Guardian

Indonesia’s Fires Are Emitting More Carbon Pollution Than the Entire US Economy | VICE News

Over 100,000 fires are burning, mostly on the islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan, in order to make way for palm oil, timber, and pulp and paper plantations.

Source: Indonesia’s Fires Are Emitting More Carbon Pollution Than the Entire US Economy | VICE News