The Devastating Toll of Australia’s Bushfires Revealed

The devastating impacts of Australia’s 2019 bushfire season have been highlighted in a new report from the Climate Council. Summer of Crisis details the grim toll to Australia’s economy, its environment and animal life of the horrific bushfire season.

The fires burned more than 11 million hectares – an area larger than Ireland or South Korea – destroyed nearly 6000 buildings and killed at least 34 people and an estimated 1 billion animals. “I’ve been fighting fires for almost 50 years and I’ve never seen an Australian summer

like this one,” former Fire and Rescue NSW Commissioner Greg Mullins said.

Read more in the Sunshine Coast Daily

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