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Bushfires in Australia: What ignited the deadly crisis

Bushfires in Australia: What ignited the deadly crisis

Australia is on fire and it’s bigger than you think twelve-point thirty-five

a million acres of land have been burnt by bush fire so far that’s almost twice

the size of Belgium and three times more land in the twenty eighteen

California fires And Brazil’s twenty nineteen. Amazon fire combined flames have reportedly reached seventy meters high that’s taller than the Sydney Opera House.

At least nineteen people have been killed and more than fourteen hundred

homes have been destroyed residents and tourists have been forced to

relocate just get out while we can nearly five hundred million animals have died in New South Wales alone.

The fires are just in one location their raging everywhere. Across the country.

So what ignited this deadly crisis while bush fire season is nothing new in

Australia but this summer has been one of the hottest and driest in the

country’s history since September the combination of drought

unprecedented heatwaves and strong gusty winds have created a recipe for

disaster is fire conditions on top of that the smoke from bush fires generates

its own weather sparking thunderstorms and lightning and strong winds

which create even more wildfires scientists have been predicting such

extreme weather for years morning that bush fires will become even more

frequent as climate change worsens although the weather has cooled

slightly in parts of Australia authorities say within months of summer left the worst. Is yet to come.

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