Yesterday I was raving on about the beauty of Australian trees and today I am wondering just how many thousands of them have burnt beyond redemption. This photo is the scene from our front yard at midday today, looking towards the fires that are burning out of control. So far 440 thousand hectares have gone up in smoke. Several houses have been burnt to the ground and one man has lost his life. Yes, the trees are beautiful, but the land is dry almost beyond imagining and the threat of more fires to come is very real. The trees might survive but will take many years to be beautiful again. But we are safe...for now, anyway.
And some people are still saying that there is no such thing as global warming? Come on!
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