Australian Wildfires Looks Pretty Bad

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by okfine, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. okfine
    Offline

    okfine VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2019
    Messages:
    1,768
    Thanks Received:
    164
    Trophy Points:
    60
    Ratings:
    +838
    Fire knows no boundaries. Pretty scary.

    "It could be months before eastern Australia has more than a million hectares of bushfires under control, the New South Wales fire chief has warned, as the country faces one of its worst bushfire outbreaks."

    Australia fires could be out of control for months, says fire chief

     
  2. Weatherman2020
    Offline

    Weatherman2020 Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2013
    Messages:
    53,434
    Thanks Received:
    10,532
    Trophy Points:
    2,100
    Location:
    Left Coast, Classified
    Ratings:
    +67,210
    The high oil content in Eucalyptus makes it a prime source of wildfires.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. gtopa1
    Offline

    gtopa1 Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2012
    Messages:
    11,331
    Thanks Received:
    4,515
    Trophy Points:
    380
    Location:
    Oz
    Ratings:
    +19,699
    Yeah; The Oz bush has adapted to regular fires but Green policies have reduced regular burnoffs so that the fuel load is now so great that the Bush actually gets destroyed.
    An aside: many gum seeds need a bit of fire to allow them to germinate; intense fires burn them up. No winners with Green policies.

    Sorta like California but not quite that stupid.

    Greg
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1

Share This Page