Some thoughts from a retired firefighter and mate of mine….
Barry Watterson 13 December 2019
There’s a lot of talk about the change in climate leading to the current bushfire disaster. Is that the case? Is Climate Change solely a catastrophe of global proportions that will destroy us all, or can we see it affecting us at a local level, in this case the current bushfire disaster spreading up the eastern seaboard of the mainland states?
First a disclaimer. I’m not a meteorologist. I was, however, a firefighter for 34 years, and I spent my fair share of time fighting bushfires over that time. Bushfires are dangerous and, for all the efforts that people and communities put in to fighting the fires, large scale fires are dependent on weather changes to get them under control. Usually it means doing what you can until the Southerly arrives with its cooler temps and much needed rain.
IT’S DRY, MAN
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