Huge fires are burning in New South Wales (Australia)

Since July 2019, fires in New South Wales (Australia) have burned more than 2.7 million hectares of land 🔥

In comparison, the 2019 Amazon forest fires burned 900k hectares, and the 2018 California fires burned 1.8m hectares.

70m (230 ft) flames have been reported, bigger than the Sydney Opera House! 😱

Bushfires are common in Australia in this season, but this year, hot, dry weather combined with prolonged drought and strong winds have created perfect conditions for fire to spread rapidly.

Nearly 100 fires are burning across the state, and many and still uncontained.

Sydney, Australia’s largest city has been affected by the smoke coming from these fires, causing severe air pollution.

It is unclear if these fires are directly linked to climate change, but scientists have long warned that a hotter, drier climate will contribute to fires becoming more frequent and more intense.

To all the people that live in the area, stay safe! Keeping you in our hearts and thoughts  🌿

Author: easyecotips