Australian Bushfires

Over 18 Million of hectares burnt down over the last 9 months, causing the death of one billion animals.

Australia is known for being one of the wildest country in the world. With its 7 Million km² of land, it inhabits some of the most unique wildlife on the planet, attracting every year, millions of tourists. Who has never dreamt of seeing a kangaroo in the flesh or observing a koala being as cute as it can be? Australia is without a doubt one the most interesting place in term of fauna and flora all thanks to the bushfires in the country. Indeed, a less know fact is that bushfires are a regular occurrence in Australia, the country being as dry as a bone makes it easy for fires to start, forcing the wildlife to adapt and become so particular.

new growth after controlled burn, charcoal branches
                                      « Grass trees regrowing after the bushfires »

If bushfires are a daily episode in the life of Australians, why do they have such a hard time controlling this particular one?

  • First of all, we need to talk about global warning, a phenomenon known for causing an increase in the temperature of the planet. Since the creation of the steam locomotive,machines emitting greenhouse gases kept appeairng left and right,gases which are known for weakening the ozone layer. This has lead to an abnormal increase in our planet’s heath, scientists have predicted that by the end of the 21st century, we’ll observe an increase of 4.8°C in the worst case scenario. Bushfires may be a daily occurrence, but with the global warming having more and more of an effect on the environment, stopping and controlling these wildfires only gets harder.
« Increase of the temperature from the 1880 to this day »

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