---> How do you think the Australian Bushfires affected us ? Click here and find out !

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••• Hello everyone ! Today I'll be talking about a horrible event that you've certainly heard about . It's the Australian Bushfires. I chose this topic for you guys because it's really important and I thought maybe you'll find it interesting ...

☆ Don't forget to pay attention to all the informations , you may learn something new !

》Many bushfires took place in Australia ever since 1850 , starting with the "Black Thursday Bushfires" that ended the lifes of one million sheep , thousands of cattles and 12 people .

》About 70 bushfires happened in Australia, but in this post , I'll be talking about the latest one that started June 2019 . You may be wondering what the main reasons of these big fires were , well here you go :

---> It all started with some lighting strikes, but the record breaking temperature , the drought and global warmings created the ideal conditions for the fires to spread rapidly .

》This extreme weather event was a huge loss to the Australians : The burned erea was about 18.636.079 hectares which represents 20% of the Australian forests . More than 3.500 homes and 5.852 outbuildings were totally destroyed. It also caused the death of 1.25 billion animals of different kinds and 451 people, including 34 direct deaths and 417 due to the smoke inhalation.

》Besides, the fires caused mental health problems to the affected communities . Losing their homes , pets and many other sources of livelihood was a harsh experience. Some of them had to stay on the beaches and overnight in boats to survive .

》Moreover, this natural catastrophe caused pollution ; ash from the fire landed in backyards , gardens , beaches and even into water stores and water catchment.

◇ But did you know that not only Australia is affected by the bushfires ? The whole entire world is . It caused a worldwide oxygen loss , animal loss and many more which causes a Environmental imbalance . That's why I think we are almost all equally affected by this extreme weather event ...

•° And now it's time for YOU to discover another extreme weather event and talk about it ! Share your own opinion and find out what others think of it ! °•

♡ I hope you enjoyed reading and lelearned some new informations , thanks a lot for reading and have an amazing day !

Comments (14)

  • Hammond School logo brilliant_ibex | Hammond Junior School D
    01 May 2020

    Very good! I never knew that we are all affected by this issue.

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    1. global-conversation.png helpful_cloudberry | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
      brilliant_ibex's comment 01 May 2020

      Thank you ! I'm happy you got to learn something new 😊

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  • sarah.jpg EXPERT: Sarah C, Deal Advisory Manager @ KPMG
    01 May 2020

    Thanks helpful_cloudberry. I found this a very interesting read! You said that other countries are impacted by oxygen loss, animal loss and more. Can you provide more detail here and does this differ by proximity to Australia? How material is the impact on other countries?

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  • global-conversation.png helpful_cloudberry | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    01 May 2020

    It's my pleasure , well what I meant with oxygen loss is that about 17 million trees were burned , and I call it a worldwide loss because we all breathe the same air which means that losing oxygen in Australia will affect the whole world . Moving on to the animal loss . Animals are a an important component of the environment and losing such a big number of them causes a environmental imbalance that will lead to many problems . Actually, it doesn't matter how close a country is to Australia . The bushfires have emitted 250m tonnes of CO2, almost half of country's annual emissions and smoke billowing from the fires is making its way around the planet, injecting aerosols in the upper atmosphere and increasing carbon dioxide emissions. So it will end up reaching all the countries anyways and causing polution . I hope this made things a little more clear 😊 Thank you for reading !

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  • global-conversation.png creative_spring | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    01 May 2020

    The effects of smoke exposure and inhalation range from eye and respiratory tract irritation to more serious disorders, including reduced lung function, bronchitis, exacerbated asthma and premature death.

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    1. global-conversation.png helpful_cloudberry | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
      creative_spring's comment 04 May 2020

      Thank you for these informations , creative spring . 😊

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  • Hammond School logo outgoing_piano | Hammond Junior School E
    06 May 2020

    I thought it only affected people where the fire actually happened, guess I was wrong!

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  • Michael Ephraums.jpg EXPERT: Michael Ephraums, Audit Associate @ KPMG
    07 May 2020

    Hi helpful cloudberry, thank you for the post, a number of interesting thoughts on the bush fires. I'd love to hear your thoughts on whether there are any 'good' fires in Australia. The ecosystems have evolved in such a way that many of the plant species require flames in order to re-produce effectively, is there a way we can achieve that while only having a small impact on the globe?

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  • global-conversation.png helpful_cloudberry | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    09 May 2020

    I'm so sorry for my late respond , sir . I wasn't really active lately . I didn't know about the advantages of the bushfires , but after a small research I found out that many plants re-grow which doubles the plants population. Many animals may have died , but now there's enough grass and plants for the herbivores . The burning also opened wider clear land for houses, farms and towns . Aboriginal's used to use bush fires to burn down the long grass so they can see snakes and other venomous animals . I shall thank you for your question , beacause now that I know the answer , I totally changed my opinion about Australian Bushfires . I never expected them to have good impacts on nature .

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      helpful_cloudberry's comment 11 May 2020

      It sounds like your research focused on small, controlled fires. Well done for engaging with others on the Hub and considering different situations!

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  • global-conversation.png invigorated_chicken | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
    13 May 2020

    Wow,this bushfires is dangerous and I did some research on how to control in Australlia it here's what I got:These include maintaining a wide vegetation-free zone around properties, using fire-resistant building materials and keeping gutters and decking free of burnable debris.Feb 10, 2020
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    Australian wildfires: can we stop the world burning? - BBC Science ...and also
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    These include maintaining a wide vegetation-free zone around properties, using fire-resistant building materials and keeping gutters and decking free of burnable debris.Feb 10, 2020
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