“The past week has been marked by the refusal of public officials, including PM Scott Morrison, to recognise the scale of the crisis”
Look at it, closely. The #pyrocene is coming to your home, too, soon. Come closer, look at what’s happening in Australia now, after the fire. It’s already starting. Remember Katrina? What happened after the hurricane? I hope we don’t see that in Australia, but we will eventually see such uproar and stuff more and more. Honestly, I don’t see any way of avoiding it, no politicalopportunity to stop it. Not anymore. Wired puts it like this:
“If you want to gaze into the hellish future of human existence on Earth, look to Australia. Huge bushfires have torched 14.5 million acres since September, killing at least 18. Vast plumes of smoke are pouring into major cities along the east coast, imposing a dire respiratory health hazard on millions of people. And Australia’s fire season is just getting started.
For Californians, the scenes are familiar. The same cabal of factors, including climate change and land management, is conspiring to produce bigger wildfires that consume more land and kill more people. We have entered the age of embers—think of it like an ice age, but with flames, what fire historian Stephen Pyne calls the Pyrocene.”