HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Dramatic Images From Aust...

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 01:15 AM

Dramatic Images From Australia's Fires Show The Country's Incredible Suffering




?s=20





?s=20



?s=20




?s=20




?s=20




?s=20




?s=20





?s=20




?s=20






Dramatic Images From Australia’s Fires Show The Country’s Incredible Suffering



https://www.huffpost.com/entry/images-from-the-australian-fires_n_5e15f8f2c5b66361cb5df3d1
The wildfires, fueled by drought and record high temperatures, have burned an area twice the size of the U.S. state of Maryland.


By Nina Golgowski and Damon Dahlen


01/08/2020 03:40 pm ET Updated 6 hours ago


Destruction and desperation are among the stirring sights captured in photos from Australia where one of the worst bushfire seasons on record continues to ravage wide swaths of the continent, taking homes, buildings and dozens of human lives with it.

The wildfires, fueled by drought and record high temperatures, have consumed an area twice the size of the U.S. state of Maryland, according to this week’s latest figures. Within that destruction, 2,000 homes have been lost and 25 people killed. The number of animals killed is estimated as more than one billion.



Here are a few images capturing the ongoing struggle and rescue efforts.

MALLACOOTA, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 02: (AUSTRALIA OUT): People stranded in Mallacoota, Victoria are evacuated by army personnel


?cache=sg1sae5dcd&ops=scalefit_2560_noupscale
Fairfax Media via Getty Images
MALLACOOTA, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 02: (AUSTRALIA OUT): People stranded in Mallacoota, Victoria are evacuated by army personnel to the HMAS Choules after bushfires ravaged the town on December 30th on January 3, 2020 in Mallacoota, Victoria, Australia. (Photo by Justin McManus/The Age/Fairfax Media via Getty Images)

People stranded in the town of Mallacoota in the state of Victoria are evacuated by Army personnel to a ship after fires ravaged the area.





?ops=scalefit_2560_noupscale



Wildlife rescuer Simon Adamczyk carries a koala on Kangaroo Island in the state of South Australia.
?cache=zowvrvntbc&ops=scalefit_2560_noupscale










?s=20



5 replies, 476 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 5 replies Author Time Post
Reply Dramatic Images From Australia's Fires Show The Country's Incredible Suffering (Original post)
riversedge Jan 9 OP
Doreen Jan 9 #1
emmaverybo Jan 9 #2
dalton99a Jan 9 #3
Silver Gaia Jan 9 #4
sinkingfeeling Jan 9 #5

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 01:25 AM

1. It is heartbreaking when these animals who are usually not

people friendly are cuddling up to them and putting their trust in to be rescued. It makes me cry.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Doreen (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 01:51 AM

2. Yes, exactly. Heartbreaking.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 02:33 AM

3. Kick

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 03:07 AM

4. OMG.

Do not click on the Lonewolf tweet unless your heart is made of steel. What was seen cannot be unseen. My heart is wounded. I am devastated. OMG.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 07:09 AM

5. Give to firefighters, homeless, and animals in one step.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread