Australian bushfires are becoming ‘a real threat’
In the last few weeks of the year, bushfires have claimed more than a million lives in Australia, destroying or destroying more than 4,400 homes and killing more than 3,400 people.
As a result, there are more fires burning in Australia today than at any time in history.
In terms of numbers, the latest fires have killed more people than the whole of last year and more than double the total deaths in the first 10 months of this year.
The fires have also become a real threat to the world’s water supply.
“The fires are a threat to all of us and that’s a reality we need to face and confront,” says David Rimmer, a former bushfire management expert.
“The fires will consume our water supplies, our land, our cities, our air.
A new study by the University of Queensland, Australia’s largest university, estimates that the fires will continue to destroy more than half the country’s freshwater resources, destroying some of the largest reserves of freshwater on the planet. “
In the bushfire era, we’ve been told to just take it on, but we’re living in a world where we have to deal with the realities of climate change and climate change mitigation.
A new study by the University of Queensland, Australia’s largest university, estimates that the fires will continue to destroy more than half the country’s freshwater resources, destroying some of the largest reserves of freshwater on the planet.
According to the research, Australia could lose between 5 and 7 billion litres of freshwater a year by the end of the century if the fires continue.
More than 1.5 million hectares have been destroyed in the last five months alone, leaving a hole in the state’s arid, desert-covered landscape.
The fires, which are also responsible for devastating floods in Tasmania, are the most destructive natural disaster on the Australian continent, with devastating effects on people, livestock and crops, as well as causing damage to the environment.
Experts warn that if fires continue unchecked, it could cause climate change-induced drought, floods and food shortages.
Rimmer says the fires are now the biggest environmental threat facing the world.
He has been working in Australia since the 1970s, when he was a consultant for the government’s environment department.
While the fires may have caused a major ecological crisis, the loss of water is a serious threat to Australia’s economy. “
[The fires] are a direct consequence of the carbon emissions we’ve put in the atmosphere, so we’ve got to deal now with what those emissions are doing to our climate system,” he says.
While the fires may have caused a major ecological crisis, the loss of water is a serious threat to Australia’s economy.
About 40 per cent of Australia’s water comes from rivers, lakes and reservoirs, which provide water to about half of the country.
But these reserves are already facing severe depletion due to climate change.
For example, the Australian Water Resources Agency has estimated that by 2050 the world is expected to lose more than 50 per cent or more of its water-dependent crops and livestock, such as cattle and sheep.
If climate change causes drought, heatwaves, floods, crop failures, water scarcity and more, it is predicted to further devastate the water supply systems of many countries.
Australia has a population of more than 10 million people.
There are some 3.5 billion people in the country, which is equivalent to about 9 per cent the population of France, or more than the population in Germany, which has the second highest population.
Most of the people who live in the Australian states of Western Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria are not affected by the fires.
However, about 20 per cent, or around 1.3 million people, live in Queensland, and more people live in NSW and Victoria than anywhere else in Australia.
What is happening in Australia?
The fires in Australia are the biggest natural disaster in Australian history.
At least 5 million hectares of land have been lost since bushfires began burning in October 2016, the majority of them in Queensland and the southern parts of Victoria.
That figure is increasing by the day.
Forests have also lost about a third of their forest cover since bushfire season began, while rainforests are experiencing their driest years on record, with more than 90 per cent dry, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
These dry conditions have led to an increase in the number of fires across Australia, with about 200,000 fires burning across Australia over the past week.
Almost a third, or 2.2 million hectares, of Australia is covered by vegetation.
Nearly a quarter of Australia has been affected by drought.
It has also become the most affected country in the world, with a record number of wildfires in 2016.
Since the fires began in October, more than 5,000 people have been killed.
At least 4,000 have died in Queensland alone.
Australian farmers have suffered the most severe damage, with fires burning more than 100,000 hectares of their crops.