The Australian Bushfire Blazes

Lubanah Alayoubi, Editor

On November 11, Australia experienced its most devastating wildfire of the decade. 

It all started in late July, when small flames erupted in different regions around the country. As of now, there have been wildfires in every state of the country. However, the state of New South Wales has experienced the most severe hardship. The contamination of the oxygen in Sydney (by the thick smoke) made its air quality measure 11 times the “hazardous” level. 

Unfortunately, 27 people have been killed and over 2,000 homes have been destroyed. Federal authorities are currently struggling to provide enough resources to stop the raging fires. To make matters worse, roughly one billion animals have already died in the Australian bush fires. The remaining animals are either at a high risk of extinction or endangerment.

Many people speculate that the cause of these persistent droughts and natural disasters is solely due to the impact of climate change on Earth. Although there is not much that we can do to stop these wildfires from happening, we can at least raise awareness on the issue and inform others about the terrible crisis.