Australia has a history of bushfires, however, what is starting to become concerning is the unprecedented extreme fire weather conditions - such as prolonged drought, desiccating high temperatures and strong winds - and while this extreme change of our climate model is unusual, it is also to be expected.
Because our climate is changing, and our planet is starting to show us what happens when we ignore it.
Understandably, the devastation of the Aussie bushfires has sparked a new online movement and a hashtag, with everybody - inclining prominent celebrities - calling on our Prime Minister Scott Morrison to act.
#attnscottmorrison - scientists and meteorologists have warned us that bushfires would become more extreme and more frequent as the climate worsened.
This is not a normal bushfire.
Among others, the likes of Sarah Wilson, Osher Gunsberg, Lara Worthington and Zoe Foster-Blake have all taken to their social media to call for action.
"I understand that this can be a sensitive time, and it’s hard to think past grief and fear, but as @jacindaardern said “we have to start moving beyond signs of hope, and deliver signs of action”. #ATTNSCOTTMORRISON"
"Right now our country is burning," Pheobe wrote.
"Our home is on fire and only action will put out the flames. As an Australian, I call on you Prime Minister @scottmorrisonmp to meet immediately with emergency experts including Greg Mullins to discuss firefighting resources, climate action and a national emergency summit.
"It’s time for leadership and action to keep Australia SAFE."
So how can you help?
- Start spreading the word on social media with the hashtag #attnscottmorrison
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