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Australian Bush Fires

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  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    It would be my worst nightmare being in Oz at the moment, especially some parts of NSW and Vic...It was bad enough two Sundays ago when we had the smoke drift over from Oz ....

    I was reading earlier today about the long term impact the smoke from these fires will have on people's health in years to come...

    Stay safe @FeistyGibblets ... <3<3

    BunksSuraShine
  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    Yeah there has been a lot of reporting of how smokey Melbourne is for the tennis. Should it go ahead? The organisation seem to be determined to go ahead, the players not so much,

  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    Conspiracists say lasers and exploding smart meters used to start bush fires to make way for a new train network

    A Storyful investigation with news.com.au has found the conspiracy theory has spread far and wide on social media — with "directed-energy weapons" (DEWs) posts being shared tens of thousands of times in the past few weeks.

    Those who believe the theory say the bushfires in this unprecedented season are being started using weapons which harness the focused power of technology such as lasers or microwaves, news.com.au reports.

    And, many of the posts claim the fires have been deliberately started by a shadowy global elite in order to clear land for a high-speed rail network from Brisbane to Melbourne.

    The deadly bushfires have also been seized on by networks of local and international conspiracy theorists, many of whom claim the fires are part of UN-led global plot to depopulate the world and seize control for a one-world government under the guises of climate change.
    As part of this wider conspiracy, theorists believe the alleged high-speed rail network will force all of us into big cities where we can be controlled by the government.

    Posts to Facebook show bright lines — supposedly laser beams — emanating from unsourced and unverified pictures of Australia's bushfires to back up their argument.

    It would seem for the conspiracist, it's a case of where there's smoke there's fire

    Bunks
  • Take care
    Be safe

    Bunks
  • Somebody mistakenly slipped an asthma breather into my pocket. Maybe I should have kept it for XR weather conditions ...

    Air tax - you heard it here first

  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran
  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Good grief, I see what you mean, @Shoshin!

  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    Yes hopefully it will help to keep the fires in Oz in check for a while...

    Now NZ's fire service is on high alert as we come into our fire season...the media are warning people to be vigilant, and be prepared....

    BunksLionduck
  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    Wow just saw the dust storm sweeping across parts of NSW..

  • howhow Veteran Veteran

    Is this a haboob?

  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    It might be, @how, or it could be smoke caused also by the fires. Hard to say...

  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    Nope it’s dust. Happens reasonably often.

  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Good grief. Anything else we can chuck Australia's way to make life more demanding??

    Bunks
  • SuraShineSuraShine South Australia Explorer

    Drop Bears

    lobsterBunksShoshinFosdick
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    The ABC here in Australia has done an excellent piece on this summer’s fires if anyone is interested.

    We have had a huge amount of rain in the last couple of weeks which has, thankfully, removed their threat. In fact, I think they may all be out.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-19/australia-bushfires-how-heat-and-drought-created-a-tinderbox/11976134

    SuraShineShoshin
  • XtRa, XtRa ... read all about it ...

    These and similar projects have been in development for many years to turn sun and saltwater into desert food ...
    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/nov/24/growing-food-in-the-desert-crisis

    and in the cities ...
    https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/urban-city-farmers-growing-crops-hydroponics-warehouses-bomb-shelters-ikea-a8212331.html

    So many solutions ...

    Bunks
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