Dozens are likely dead in Australia, which is beset by uncontrolled wildfires. Experts believe a third of the koala population on the continent’s east coast is already wiped out, and there’s no end in sight. Residents are fleeing to the beaches to escape the flames. In the video embedded here from New South Wales Fire Rescue, a crew sits in their truck, unable to do anything to fight the the blaze as it tears throught the forest toward them, then around them, then away from them.
Here’s (NSFW) footage from Tyson Whelan, which he says he took at 10:30 a.m. in Mallacoota, Victoria:
Australia’s government appears unmoved. Here’s the Prime Minister, talking earlier in wildfire season, about why there would be no change in policy toward carbon emissions: “What we won’t do is engage in reckless and job-destroying and economy-crunching targets which are being sought.”
Well, there it is at last, the silver lining to climate change. Turns out it’s so hot in Australia, you can totally roast a delicious hunk of meat on top of your car.
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