On Australian Fires... Aborigines Not Impressed With Govt Efforts

[SIZE=7]Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide[/SIZE]
As record fires rage, the country’s leaders seem intent on sending it to its doom.
By Richard Flanagan …Mr. Flanagan is a novelist.


Australia today is ground zero for the climate catastrophe. Its glorious Great Barrier Reef is dying, its world-heritage rain forests are burning, its giant kelp forests have largely vanished, numerous towns have run out of water or are about to, and now the vast continent is burning on a scale never before seen.
The images of the fires are a cross between “Mad Max” and “On the Beach”: thousands driven onto beaches in a dull orange haze, crowded tableaux of people and animals almost medieval in their strange muteness — half-Bruegel, half-Bosch, ringed by fire, survivors’ faces hidden behind masks and swimming goggles. Day turns to night as smoke extinguishes all light in the horrifying minutes before the red glow announces the imminence of the inferno. Flames leaping 200 feet into the air. Fire tornadoes. Terrified children at the helm of dinghies, piloting away from the flames, refugees in their own country.
The fires have already burned about 14.5 million acres — an area almost as large as West Virginia, more than triple the area destroyed by the 2018 fires in California and six times the size of the 2019 fires in Amazonia. Canberra’s air on New Year’s Day was the most polluted in the world partly because of a plume of fire smoke as wide as Europe.
Scientists estimate that close to half a billion native animals have been killed and fear that some species of animals and plants may have been wiped out completely. Surviving animals are abandoning their young in what is described as mass “starvation events.” At least 18 people are dead and grave fears are held about many more.
All this, and peak fire season is only just beginning.
As I write, a state of emergency has been declared in New South Wales and a state of disaster in Victoria, mass evacuations are taking place, a humanitarian catastrophe is feared, and towns up and down the east coast are surrounded by fires, all transport and most communication links cut, their fate unknown.
An email that the retired engineer Ian Mitchell sent to friends on New Year’s Day from the small northern Victoria community of Gipsy Point speaks for countless Australians at this moment of catastrophe:
“All we and most of Gipsy Point houses still here as of now. We have 16 people in Gipsy pt.
No power, no phone no chance of anyone arriving for 4 days as all roads blocked. Only satellite email is working We have 2 bigger
boats and might be able to get supplies ‘esp fuel at Coota.

[li]We need more able people to defend the town as we are in for bad heat from Friday again. Tucks area will be a problem from today, but trees down on all tracks, and no one to fight it.[/li][/ul]
We are tired but ok.
But we are here in 2020!

The bookstore in the fire-ravaged village of Cobargo, New South Wales, has a new sign outside: “Post-Apocalyptic Fiction has been moved to Current Affairs.


Stupid Kenyan bonobos on fb posting ‘pray for Australia’ all over. Wacha hao wazungu wapambane na hali yao

They grabbed the land and killed the indigenous people. Wacha wakule ujeuri wao.

I have hired 30 cruise ships and I’m offering free one way trips to Europe. I’m doing the reverse capten kook

I have zero sympathy for them. Maumbwa wao. They refuse to accept refugees into their stolen land alafu they were offering the apartheid afrikaners land just a year ago

Na kumbe malipo ni papa hapa?

Wakandan, these things that you say are all sadly true :

Australia's offers South African white farmers fast track visas over land expropriation

But don’t forget that the blecks from that same South Africa that you speak of, also said that they don’t want to see the bleck immigrents from their fellow Afriken neighbouring countries :



So sema yote usiseme nusu.

CC. your fellow Wakandans @Tony254 and of course 20k Marto aka @Yunomi .