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Australia a blaze- my thoughts are with you

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:27 am
by Grateful69Phish
Tears fill my eyes as see koala bears drinking from water bottles. :(

The poor people .....
the animals .....
the animals .........

Mods: might suggest adding a world events category to the anything goes forum please.

Re: Australia a blaze- my thoughts are with you

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:43 am
by cotis
Wotta - hope you're doing ok, I know there are more Aussies on EB but you're the first that came to mind.

was just there for a few weeks recently, right before the fires seemingly picked up. hoping for rain in the biggest way possible.

Re: Australia a blaze- my thoughts are with you

Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:51 pm
by wottagunn
It's pretty bad. The whole Eastern half of my State is on fire. NSW has been hit the worse, and South Australia has it pretty bad too.

It happens every year now, there is just so much bush, and the government doesn't do a whole lot of controlled burning in the colder months.

My local area got hit 10 years ago in one of Australia's worst ever fire seasons. It is now known as Black Saturday. It was horrible, but at least it means there isn't as much bush now to be burned.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_S ... _bushfires

The current fires have either been purposefully lit, or started by dry lightning.

Thanks for the concern guys.

Re: Australia a blaze- my thoughts are with you

Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:55 pm
by wottagunn
Unfortunately there is no rainforest in Victoria for the next 7 days, but thankfully there are some cooler days mixed in there.
4 days ago it was 43C / 109F, and windy. The worst conditions.

Re: Australia a blaze- my thoughts are with you

Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:45 pm
by stuarthimsley
It's what happens when our corrupt government sells our country. Mining companies have been destroying our land for decades, sucking up millions of litres of water from our already decimated water basins. Look up the death of the Murray Darling Basin for the reality of what happens when you take water from a drought stricken land. Not to mention the open air ash dumps which mining companies aren't legally obligated to bury. Carcinogens anyone? The destruction is continuing too, with Queensland's formally protected Galilee Basin about to opened up to mining. Adani has been granted rights to mine, use the water basin, and dump waste into the Great Barrier Reef. Not to mention the sell off of Victorian water to a Canadian pension fund who now owns 89,085 megalitres of permanent water rights. All of which are happening during the worst drought in years. Our government is spineless and will continue to sell our land to the highest bidder, then when our homes burn our Prime Minister simply tells us to focus on the cricket...

https://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/s ... fdc2042ac6

Re: Australia a blaze- my thoughts are with you

Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:00 pm
by Codeblue
At least y'all have X amirite.

Re: Australia a blaze- my thoughts are with you

Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:10 pm
by stuarthimsley
Codeblue wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:00 pm
At least y'all have X amirite.
Thank god

Re: Australia a blaze- my thoughts are with you

Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:26 am
by Grateful69Phish
please keep us updated - if anybody sees a worthy charity to help the koalas, let me know.

i dont have much to give - wish i was there .... would be climbing trees to save those critters. Makes me incredibly sad :(

in star wars lingo - Luke i feel a disturbance in the force :( :(

Always had a special place in my heart for animals, for its my thoughts humans have the ability to make decisions, where as animals are subject to the decisions of humans. :hanging:

thanks for the words Stuart- i had read about the environmental abuse but tend to be cautious of stories unless straight from the affected people..... if you ask me this is also another example of the global warming devastation, magnified by poor human decisions......

Re: Australia a blaze- my thoughts are with you

Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:52 am
by cotis
most of the fire brigade in the country are volunteer, right? so these guys are taking off days/weeks off of work to help fight the fires against their own towns...

Re: Australia a blaze- my thoughts are with you

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:10 pm
by clem99
Grateful69Phish wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:26 am
please keep us updated - if anybody sees a worthy charity to help the koalas, let me know.

i dont have much to give - wish i was there .... would be climbing trees to save those critters. Makes me incredibly sad :(

in star wars lingo - Luke i feel a disturbance in the force :( :(

Always had a special place in my heart for animals, for its my thoughts humans have the ability to make decisions, where as animals are subject to the decisions of humans. :hanging:

thanks for the words Stuart- i had read about the environmental abuse but tend to be cautious of stories unless straight from the affected people..... if you ask me this is also another example of the global warming devastation, magnified by poor human decisions......
https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-save-ka ... R5YQsqB7Vo

Re: Australia a blaze- my thoughts are with you

Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:50 am
by fredo
Crazy town. Sun was a pink copper at midday in eastern NZ the other day.

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Re: Australia a blaze- my thoughts are with you

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:11 pm
by DonPiano
Going to do a print raffle thing to help raise money. Anyone got a guide on how best to go about that?

Re: Australia a blaze- my thoughts are with you

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:43 am
by DonPiano
If anybody wants to help out, I'm running a giveaway on my facebook page. Just got to donate to an animal care charity.

https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fb ... 3771546325

Re: Australia a blaze- my thoughts are with you

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:03 pm
by bubbie
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50% of the proceeds will be donated to WIRES Australia to help with emergency medical care for wildlife injured in the bushfires. The other 50% will be donated to New South Wales Rural Fire Service to aid the brave volunteer firefighters.

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