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Tue Dec 31, 2019, 05:42 PM

Heartbreaking photo of firefighter and koala watching together:


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Reply Heartbreaking photo of firefighter and koala watching together: (Original post)
emmaverybo Dec 2019 OP
Sherman A1 Dec 2019 #1
UniteFightBack Dec 2019 #2
calimary Dec 2019 #10
KY_EnviroGuy Dec 2019 #3
BigmanPigman Dec 2019 #4
Karadeniz Dec 2019 #5
KY_EnviroGuy Dec 2019 #9
erronis Dec 2019 #6
KY_EnviroGuy Dec 2019 #7
SunSeeker Dec 2019 #8
FailureToCommunicate Dec 2019 #11
wendyb-NC Dec 2019 #12
cp Dec 2019 #13
Farmer-Rick Dec 2019 #14
warmfeet Dec 2019 #15
smirkymonkey Dec 2019 #16

Response to emmaverybo (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 05:43 PM

1. Sad

just sad.

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Response to emmaverybo (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 05:44 PM

2. Sometimes it's a burden to care so much. My heart and soul really hurt over this. nt

 

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 07:29 PM

10. No kidding.

Seeing this and feeling heartsick.

What kind of planet is my granddaughter going to have?

...and that YOUR grandchild is going to have?

...that ANYBODY's offspring and grandchildren will have?

I gave a few 4ocean bracelets as Christmas gifts. They actually were enthusiastically received. I was pleasantly surprised - especially to see the notes come back that suggested the recipient was already pretty plugged in on climate issues.

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Response to emmaverybo (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 05:51 PM

3. Photo is very symbolic of the condition of our world today...

as plants, animals and man are seeing the effects of climate change and pollution caused by mankind's excesses.

KY........

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 06:01 PM

4. I was thinking the same thing...that photo

should become the international visual for our entire planet's future.

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Response to emmaverybo (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 06:10 PM

5. What can we do right now? Just sitting here watching this nightmare is soul-killing.

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 07:18 PM

9. Perhaps here?

Australian Red Cross....

Disaster Relief and Recovery

Link: https://www.redcross.org.au/

(snip)
Parts of the country are experiencing unprecedented bushfires and heatwaves. Red Cross teams are supporting people at evacuation centres and recovery hubs and making wellbeing phone calls.

People who have lost homes to bushfires since July 2019 can apply to Australian Red Cross for an emergency grant of $2,000. Visit our application page or phone 1800 268 772.

Help us to support people around the world, and here at home, through an emergency, disaster or trauma. We have decades of experience in caring for people affected by bushfires, cyclones, floods, storms, earthquake, drought and other emergencies.

Your donation has an immediate impact for the people we help.....


KY.........

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Response to emmaverybo (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 06:24 PM

6. And many of us will secretly sigh - at least it's not in my back yard. Yet.

So tragic for the animals, the land, and finally the people.

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Response to emmaverybo (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 07:06 PM

7. Here's a bit more on that story....

See: https://earther.gizmodo.com/photo-of-koala-and-firefighter-surrounded-by-flames-per-1840612408

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Eden Hills Country Fire Service, a volunteer fire department in South Australia, posted a photo on Sunday showing a firefighter confronting a wall of flames and smoke as a structure starts to go up in flames. A koala stands next to him, in the remnants of a puddle of water ostensibly leftover from the dripping fire hose. Itís one of the most gripping images of the Australian bushfire crisis, but itís also a shocking metaphor for the climate chaos we face as the world enters a crucial decade.

In a Facebook Messenger message, the fire service told Earther the photo was taken near Lobethal, South Australia, last week. The community sits about 16 miles east of downtown Adelaide, the stateís capital city.


Site of origin for the photo: https://www.facebook.com/pg/EdenHillsCountryFireService/photos/?ref=page_internal
(click on "see all" under the two photos shown to find the picture in this OP)

These community fire service groups are going through hell and most are volunteer. I hope the Australian government gives them adequate support.

KY........

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Response to emmaverybo (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 07:13 PM

8. ...

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Response to emmaverybo (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 07:42 PM

11. My son "adopted" a rescued koala at the Lone Pine sanctuary in Brisbane, Qld and they...

say the air quality from smoke from the nearby wildfires is worse than Beijing.

He is hoping "Crumpet" is breathing okay...

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Response to emmaverybo (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 07:47 PM

12. l have no words for this unreal terror

My heart breaks every time I see a report on this.

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Response to emmaverybo (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 07:55 PM

13. Genuinely heart breaking

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Response to emmaverybo (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 07:58 PM

14. And Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, is still a climate denier

Australia PM Scott Morrison denies climate change link to bushfires. Scott Morrison returns from holiday but falls short of apologising for being in Hawaii during the state of emergency. He' s busy vacationing in better places while his country burns..Nero is that you?

https://www.google.com/amp/s/news.sky.com/story/amp/australia-pm-scott-morrison-denies-climate-change-link-to-bushfires-as-he-returns-from-holiday-11892929

Too bad a denier is in charge when Australia needs a realist. Say bye bye to koalas and kangaroos?

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Response to emmaverybo (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 08:04 PM

15. So, burn the world for profit.

Nice job capitalism. Job well done.

Hey, the world has over 2,600 billionaires.

If that is not doing well, what is?



Fuck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to emmaverybo (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 08:34 PM

16. Oh, how heartbreaking.

I just want to cry seeing this. I hope all those poor animals can be rescued.

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