Justified & Ancient
- Feb 17, 2017
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Terrifying...This is a bushfire 'crowning', where it roars though the treetops. This took place today in the Nattai/Oakdale area of NSW. Truly Hell on Earth.
The smoke alone has caused the raising of significant alerts and alarms in Sydney.Apart from heatwave conditions today, there was a lot of smoke from the fires. During a meeting today, one of my co-workers said "Is it just me, or do those windows really need cleaning?" - there was a pause, and someone responded, "No, it's the smoke from the bushfires that have been burning for more than a month"...
FULL STORY: https://www.sciencealert.com/sydney...-levels-under-toxic-blanket-of-bushfire-smokeFires in Australia Just Pushed Sydney's Air Quality 12 Times Above 'Hazardous' Levels
Australia is on fire. For several weeks, unprecedented fire conditions have torched around 2.7 million hectares in the eastern states - almost three times more than what was lost in the 2019 Amazon fires. Worryingly, the danger spreads far beyond the immediate path of the flames.
On Tuesday, giant smoke clouds produced by the rampant bushfires saw air pollution in Sydney spike to over 12 times the 'hazardous' level, as the city choked under a toxic blanket the likes of which few have ever witnessed.
"Certainly in Sydney we have experienced very poor air quality episodes in the past and the one I'm most aware of is the 2009 dust storm episode, where we had extremely high levels," NSW director of environmental health, Richard Broome, told media.
"But certainly this smoky period we've been experiencing for the past month or so, it is unprecedented, so these conditions are a risk to people's health."
My mistake, but still a funny book...Nothing to do with the same good folks from the 'Shit Towns' Facebook group, but in our shops we sell this Aussie classic, which is bloody brilliant (and I wish I came up with the idea first):
Shit Gardens - https://www.amazon.com/Knock-50239-Shit-Gardens-Book/dp/B078WT11LB
And I can promise you the gardens featured truly are shit and well deserving of inclusion.
Fuck, it's hot!!!!
The whole country is an inferno at the moment. We have the Currowan fire, out of control and already having burnt 220,000 ha of bushland on our doorstep. Tomorrow will be the day of reckoning with temperatures due to hit 40 c plus, low humidity and with a late Southerly change to fan the flames and bring possible ember attacks.
We're packed and ready to evacuate. In these conditions, it's better to be safe than sorry. Time will tell.