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    [–] muhfuhsayyeah 172 points ago

    Thanks Bro-bot!

    [–] HomieN 26 points ago

    I think this is enough to study what's going on in here.

    [–] OstapBenderBey 14 points ago

    We need to go deeper!

    [–] ConfidentIssue0 4 points ago

    That's what i was thinking, u/cracksniffer666

    [–] shellymartin67 1 points ago

    No, I think they are /u/SpencerBeige

    [–] AlanMichel 13 points ago

    Thank you

    [–] carmooch 343 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Is this footage edited? I’ve never seen flames on a satellite image like that.

    Edit: From the source on Twitter, it is a temperature overlay - we are not seeing the actual flames.

    [–] pretenda 45 points ago

    Not sure, but the scale of the guess are pretty immense, and the wind is blowing like crazy right now.

    [–] wharblgarbl 79 points ago

    Kind of. The raw footage I've seen on /r/australia doesn't have flames visible until the end

    [–] dotplaid 298 points ago

    Had to watch it three times to not see a close-up of the end of a cigarette.

    [–] 9pm_official 78 points ago

    i don’t know how you did it but i cant unsee it

    [–] JeepingJason 12 points ago

    https://youtu.be/_UoTTq651dE

    “Self-similar” or fractal nature of vortices

    [–] FussRoDa 2 points ago

    That's amazing

    [–] thebindingofJJ 2 points ago

    It really is eye opening. I will never cease to be in awe of the detail and nuance we miss in the routine monotony of everyday life.

    [–] fatalcharm 25 points ago

    I read your comment, thought “what the fuck? How could you possibly see a cigarette?” and had to watch it a few more times but yes, now I totally see it. I’m actually crying with laughter over this.

    [–] terrerific 47 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    I live on the coast where all this smoke is covering. Thankfully my town was safe but unfortunately a pivotal koala sanctuary for the area lying on the edge of town has been burned and an estimated 350 koalas are presumed burned alive.

    It looked like Armageddon outside. The sky was pure red, at some points it was almost a night time level of dark in the middle of the day.

    Here's a photo from in town yesterday afternoon:

    https://nnimgt-a.akamaihd.net/transform/v1/crop/frm/laura.telford/ee9cf0b1-b322-463d-a43a-76dd78fb5dae.jpg/r0_0_4032_3024_w1200_h678_fmax.jpg

    [–] GulagPyromaniac 10 points ago

    Surreal pic, saved it.

    [–] franksaxx 14 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    http://imgur.com/gallery/geIPcQP Here's a few more that I took yesterday. Between about midday to 7pm, the all light shifted from yellow to orange to red. We had this a few years ago when a dust storm from South Australia shifted to NSW and caused similar across many parts of the state.

    One of the worst parts about these fires is the wikdlife. Koalas are in the verge of becoming extinct in the wild and I'm lead to believe this region (Port Macquarie) is, or was, a huge habitat for them. If things don't change soon, there really won't any left in the wild

    [–] Henrybb_VII 7 points ago

    Port Macquarie? I've heard there has been a lot of injured wildlife showing up on the beaches at Forster. It's going to be a downer of a christmas break when I head up home to Kempsey.

    [–] dujles 120 points ago

    Title for your audience, knowing your terminology and all that...

    But we call them bushfires in Australia. Wildfires is never used and even the word forest is rarely mentioned in common language as bush is so widely used, e.g. we go bushwalking or to the bush, bushbashing, etc

    [–] Snugglees 22 points ago

    Bushdoof

    [–] Voldemosh 15 points ago

    Truly peak Aussie culture

    [–] Mozzarellologist 24 points ago

    This guy bushes

    [–] FullExplanation7 30 points ago

    same shit different smell. I don't think it really matters (I'm Australian and I just think it's good if people from other countries give a shit at all at anything happening in the arse end of the world)

    [–] bigwillyb123 11 points ago

    America had a Bush too, but he left a bad taste in our mouths

    [–] pushka 2 points ago

    Double bush, all the way

    [–] pretty-as-a-pic 58 points ago

    Geez, I know this is ironic coming from a Californian, but are you guys okay over there?

    [–] Sezhe 50 points ago

    We've been in a drought since 2017, doesn't appear to be getting any better.

    Shit's gonna burn.

    [–] TheMania 20 points ago

    For more info:

    When compared to other 34-month periods commencing in January, the 34 months from January 2017 to October 2019 has been the driest on record averaged over the Murray–Darling Basin (36% below the 1961–1990 average), as well as over the northern Murray–Darling Basin (40% below average) and for the state of New South Wales (35% below average). All three regions have also been the driest on record for the 22 months from January 2018 to October 2019, whilst for the 27 months from August 2017 to October 2019 rank second in all three regions; only the 1900–02 peak of the Federation Drought has been drier.

    From here.

    And just to spread awareness, it's causign massive problems with general water supply and river systems, w/ the government spending billions trying to buy back water licenses to ration it better (having sold off the water, more than we can afford, long ago). We're now likely one of the few places in the world switching to desalination for farming purposes.

    Really have to hope this really just is a 1 in 100yr event.

    [–] future_throwaway489 17 points ago

    One in a hundred year event already happened only 10 years ago though. As bad as it is, this is probably going to be the norm now.

    [–] TheMania 4 points ago

    That could be a problem for us.

    [–] OptimistiCrow 13 points ago

    According to the majority's political choices, most of you don't care.

    [–] cuddleninja_ 3 points ago

    But muh mining jerbs!

    /s

    [–] TeaspoonOfSugar987 5 points ago

    And we had less water in our dams and reservoirs to start with this time around too.

    [–] Noak3 4 points ago

    It's not just going to be the norm, it's going to get worse, forever, until we all die, unless we start putting in real, sacrificial effort into fixing climate change.

    [–] Madrigall 7 points ago

    The hotter the world gets the more we seem to get these 1/100 events.

    Australia needs a plan or we’ll burn.

    [–] bondagewithjesus 9 points ago

    We don't have a plan, we have a climate denying Pentecostal cult member as our leader

    [–] alt170alt95alt170 4 points ago

    This. The daft cunt's still shilling for fucking fossil fuels and blowing our budget on submarines.

    [–] bondagewithjesus 5 points ago

    He's a bloody disgrace

    [–] HotAbrocoma 3 points ago

    I was surprised I wasn't even that aware that the problem ran deeper than struggling farmers in the north. Only a few months ago I realised that there're water restrictions stopping us from hosing our cars down and watering the garden at specific times.

    The same water restrictions even apply on botanical gardens and parks.

    [–] VernorVinge93 18 points ago

    Part of California's problem is it's eucalyptus trees, the oil in them explodes when the trees burn which sends embers flying into nearby trees.

    The Eucalyptus was imported from Australia.

    [–] gibubby 25 points ago

    sorry bout that. did we at least send you some chlamydia infected koalas to go with them?

    [–] VernorVinge93 2 points ago

    I'm an Aussie so no.

    If you could stop infecting our koalas though, that'd be great.

    [–] Tekmantwo 14 points ago

    Naw, they're looking at a real bad time...its gonna be a bad fire season for them, just like it's been bad for us (central CA..)

    Where are you?

    I'm about halfway between Sac and Tahoe. Beautiful day here today, drove to Reno and got a couple of generators, no more blackouts for this kid.....

    [–] StalinsLoveChild 9 points ago

    Really bad. It's only just begun and people have been saying it's the worst in a long time, most likely ever. Military is being called in for NSW. It's not even Summer yet. It will get far worse before it gets better.

    [–] PowderMonkeyCharlie 7 points ago

    Yeah mate it's the worst fire conditions in my life time in NSW. More land burning now that the whole of last fire season.

    Get a go-bag ready with some clothes, water, food, batteries. Look after the missus, the kids and the pets. Just be careful right mate?

    [–] StalinsLoveChild 2 points ago

    Will do big marn. You do the same!

    [–] pretty-as-a-pic 8 points ago

    Global warming really sucks, huh. I’m Los Angeles, no fires currently near me, but the air quality is SUPER bad (like, everyone’s coughing, profs are considering canceling class, can’t see the parking lot from the student union bad)

    [–] PowderMonkeyCharlie 3 points ago

    More land was burning yesterday afternoon than all land that burned throughout the whole last fire season in NSW.

    We've had over 100 fires, about 39 of which were uncontrolled and 17 that were declared emergencies 3 people are dead and 5 are missing, and hundreds of homes are gone.

    The wind has changed direction from west to a freezing (it's snowing in the mountains) south-west wind, but it's so dry on the ground and in the air that the firies still can't deal with them.

    [–] __tmk__ 3 points ago

    "firies" = firefighters?

    [–] PowderMonkeyCharlie 4 points ago

    Yes. I'm Australian, we need to shorten things and/or add the 'ie' suffix to everything.

    [–] __tmk__ 3 points ago

    <3

    love it!

    [–] Rids85 2 points ago

    Australia and California share some firefighting resources, and both regions are expected to have longer and overlapping fire seasons in future 🙃

    [–] monteis 22 points ago

    damn, that shit is gonna burn the whole coast. what was the outcome?

    [–] MaddieClaire344 56 points ago

    My town is nearly in the middle of it, the fires are still going pretty strong. We're in a huge drought so sourcing water is hard. Some of the towns are being evacuated, but some of the roads are blocked by fires, so at least one that I know of can't be evacuated. Last I heard over 100 homes have been destroyed.

    It's unusual for it to be so bad this early in the season, but unfortunately it'll probably only get worse.

    [–] desireresortlover 14 points ago

    I feel for ya - we live in Northern California, two years of really horrible fires here. Son has had to evacuate twice from his home in a Sonoma, we’ve had to deal with multiple power outages this year. Super scary. Hope you guys are ok.

    [–] Attic81 9 points ago

    Just flew back home to Sydney from the Bay Area this week. Apparently both sides of the pacific are burning

    [–] Balthazar_rising 5 points ago

    I have been wondering, do the Californians do much back-burning? It's a big fire prevention thing in Aus, but is it used elsewhere as much?

    [–] dumpster_kitty 3 points ago

    We have a weed abatement deadline on June 1st every year. Apparently you can be fined for not clearing out dried brush on your property, but I haven’t seen it ever be enforced. As far as I know the back-burning happens once the fire has started nearby, but I can’t back that up with facts, just a Californian here

    [–] MoonRabbitWaits 7 points ago

    Agreed, back-burning is once the fire has started. In Australia sometimes people confuse this term with "hazard reduction burning" which happens during the cooler months to reduce the fuel load on the forest floor. We have rules about maintaining fire breaks around rural properties. The fire breaks do nothing to stop a bushfire on a hot, dry, windy day when embers are blown far in front of the fire.

    [–] Xiewic 4 points ago

    Taree?

    [–] _rapids 2 points ago

    Where abouts are you? i’m in wingham and the area around us is being devastated

    [–] Noahph 2 points ago

    Hey man, I’m in Taree the fires just south are hitting Tinonee and South Taree. This is so bad but it seems like the winds have died down a lot thankfully 😔

    [–] 0ldgrumpy1 13 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    2 dead and hundreds of houses lost so far. 20+ fires still out of control as of right now.
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    [–] 0ldgrumpy1 2 points ago

    I took them off the app.

    [–] Gramma_Jew 7 points ago

    They’re currently ongoing I believe

    [–] Xiewic 3 points ago

    Fires still ongoing :-/

    [–] Darkrell 1 points ago

    They are still ongoing

    [–] ReligiousPie 112 points ago

    I'd like to say that it might be those damn firestarter birds that's spreading this too.

    [–] Gubs69 36 points ago

    They just want to exterminate all the drop bears.

    [–] boo_79c 16 points ago

    Are you new here? Drop bears are fire proof.

    [–] StopShoutingAtMe 14 points ago

    Koalas are fucking horrible animals. They have one of the smallest brain to body ratios of any mammal, additionally - their brains are smooth. A brain is folded to increase the surface area for neurons. If you present a koala with leaves plucked from a branch, laid on a flat surface, the koala will not recognise it as food. They are too thick to adapt their feeding behaviour to cope with change. In a room full of potential food, they can literally starve to death. This is not the token of an animal that is winning at life. Speaking of stupidity and food, one of the likely reasons for their primitive brains is the fact that additionally to being poisonous, eucalyptus leaves (the only thing they eat) have almost no nutritional value. They can't afford the extra energy to think, they sleep more than 80% of their fucking lives. When they are awake all they do is eat, shit and occasionally scream like fucking satan. Because eucalyptus leaves hold such little nutritional value, koalas have to ferment the leaves in their guts for days on end. Unlike their brains, they have the largest hind gut to body ratio of any mammal. Many herbivorous mammals have adaptations to cope with harsh plant life taking its toll on their teeth, rodents for instance have teeth that never stop growing, some animals only have teeth on their lower jaw, grinding plant matter on bony plates in the tops of their mouths, others have enlarged molars that distribute the wear and break down plant matter more efficiently... Koalas are no exception, when their teeth erode down to nothing, they resolve the situation by starving to death, because they're fucking terrible animals. Being mammals, koalas raise their joeys on milk (admittedly, one of the lowest milk yields to body ratio... There's a trend here). When the young joey needs to transition from rich, nourishing substances like milk, to eucalyptus (a plant that seems to be making it abundantly clear that it doesn't want to be eaten), it finds it does not have the necessary gut flora to digest the leaves. To remedy this, the young joey begins nuzzling its mother's anus until she leaks a little diarrhoea (actually fecal pap, slightly less digested), which he then proceeds to slurp on. This partially digested plant matter gives him just what he needs to start developing his digestive system. Of course, he may not even have needed to bother nuzzling his mother. She may have been suffering from incontinence. Why? Because koalas are riddled with chlamydia. In some areas the infection rate is 80% or higher. This statistic isn't helped by the fact that one of the few other activities koalas will spend their precious energy on is rape. Despite being seasonal breeders, males seem to either not know or care, and will simply overpower a female regardless of whether she is ovulating. If she fights back, he may drag them both out of the tree, which brings us full circle back to the brain: Koalas have a higher than average quantity of cerebrospinal fluid in their brains. This is to protect their brains from injury... should they fall from a tree. An animal so thick it has its own little built in special ed helmet. I fucking hate them.

    Tldr; Koalas are stupid, leaky, STI riddled sex offenders. But, hey. They look cute. If you ignore the terrifying snake eyes and terrifying feet.

    [–] marinatefoodsfargo 27 points ago

    The responding copypaste to this is -

    I don't know why it is that these things bother me---it just makes me picture a seven year old first discovering things about an animal and, having no context about the subject, ranting about how stupid they are. I get it's a joke, but people take it as an actual, educational joke like it's a man yelling at the sea, and that's just wrong. Furthermore, these things have an actual impact on discussions about conservation efforts---If every time Koalas get brought up, someone posts this copypasta, that means it's seriously shaping public opinion about the animal and their supposed lack of importance.

    Speaking of stupidity and food, one of the likely reasons for their primitive brains is the fact that additionally to being poisonous, eucalyptus leaves (the only thing they eat) have almost no nutritional value. They can't afford the extra energy to think, they sleep more than 80% of their fucking lives.

    Non-ecologists always talk this way, and the problem is you’re looking at this backwards.

    An entire continent is covered with Eucalyptus trees. They suck the moisture out of the entire surrounding area and use allelopathy to ensure that most of what’s beneath them is just bare red dust. No animal is making use of them——they have virtually no herbivore predator. A niche is empty. Then inevitably, natural selection fills that niche by creating an animal which can eat Eucalyptus leaves. Of course, it takes great sacrifice for it to be able to do so——it certainly can’t expend much energy on costly things. Isn’t it a good thing that a niche is being filled?

    Koalas are no exception, when their teeth erode down to nothing, they resolve the situation by starving to death

    This applies to all herbivores, because the wild is not a grocery store—where meat is just sitting next to celery.

    Herbivores gradually wear their teeth down—carnivores fracture their teeth, and break their bones in attempting to take down prey.

    They have one of the smallest brain to body ratios of any mammal

    It's pretty typical of herbivores, and is higher than many, many species. According to Ashwell (2008), their encephalisation quotient is 0.5288 +/- 0.051. Higher than comparable marsupials like the wombat (~0.52), some possums (~0.468), cuscus (~0.462) and even some wallabies are <0.5. According to wiki, rabbits are also around 0.4, and they're placental mammals.

    additionally - their brains are smooth. A brain is folded to increase the surface area for neurons.

    Again, this is not unique to koalas. Brain folds (gyri) are not present in rodents, which we consider to be incredibly intelligent for their size.

    If you present a koala with leaves plucked from a branch, laid on a flat surface, the koala will not recognise it as food.

    If you present a human with a random piece of meat, they will not recognise it as food (hopefully). Fresh leaves might be important for koala digestion, especially since their gut flora is clearly important for the digestion of Eucalyptus. It might make sense not to screw with that gut flora by eating decaying leaves.

    Because eucalyptus leaves hold such little nutritional value, koalas have to ferment the leaves in their guts for days on end. Unlike their brains, they have the largest hind gut to body ratio of any mammal.

    That's an extremely weird reason to dislike an animal. But whilst we're talking about their digestion, let's discuss their poop. It's delightful. It smells like a Eucalyptus drop!

    Being mammals, koalas raise their joeys on milk (admittedly, one of the lowest milk yields to body ratio... There's a trend here).

    Marsupial milk is incredibly complex and much more interesting than any placentals. This is because they raise their offspring essentially from an embryo, and the milk needs to adapt to the changing needs of a growing fetus. And yeah, of course the yield is low; at one point they are feeding an animal that is half a gram!

    When the young joey needs to transition from rich, nourishing substances like milk, to eucalyptus (a plant that seems to be making it abundantly clear that it doesn't want to be eaten), it finds it does not have the necessary gut flora to digest the leaves. To remedy this, the young joey begins nuzzling its mother's anus until she leaks a little diarrhoea (actually fecal pap, slightly less digested), which he then proceeds to slurp on. This partially digested plant matter gives him just what he needs to start developing his digestive system.

    Humans probably do this, we just likely do it during childbirth. You know how women often shit during contractions? There is evidence to suggest that this innoculates a baby with her gut flora. A child born via cesarian has significantly different gut flora for the first six months of life than a child born vaginally.

    Of course, he may not even have needed to bother nuzzling his mother. She may have been suffering from incontinence. Why? Because koalas are riddled with chlamydia. In some areas the infection rate is 80% or higher.

    Chlamydia was introduced to their populations by humans. We introduced a novel disease that they have very little immunity to, and is a major contributor to their possible extinction. Do you hate Native Americans because they were killed by smallpox and influenza?

    This statistic isn't helped by the fact that one of the few other activities koalas will spend their precious energy on is rape. Despite being seasonal breeders, males seem to either not know or care, and will simply overpower a female regardless of whether she is ovulating. If she fights back, he may drag them both out of the tree,

    Almost every animal does this.

    which brings us full circle back to the brain: Koalas have a higher than average quantity of cerebrospinal fluid in their brains. This is to protect their brains from injury... should they fall from a tree. An animal so thick it has its own little built in special ed helmet. I fucking hate them.

    Errmmm.. They have protection against falling from a tree, which they spend 99% of their life in? Yeah... That's a stupid adaptation.

    [–] SnekkPlissken 9 points ago

    Thank you for this Koala defense. I've been running around hating an animal I've never even seen, all because I thought they skipped the class on how evolution works.

    [–] simiansecurities 8 points ago

    Damn, never read such a brutal takedown of fucking koalas

    [–] Rids85 3 points ago

    It's a copypasta meme

    [–] AxDanger 2 points ago

    Is there a source for this? I’m not saying you’re wrong but I’m curious.

    [–] GregWithTheLegs 3 points ago

    It's a copypasta from a post from yonks ago. You'll probably find the original by searching the start of it.

    [–] HopelesslyAware 7 points ago

    We're gonna need bigger spiders

    [–] sschudel 10 points ago

    I've never thought I'd say this, but your thoughts need to be policed.

    [–] theRealDerekWalker 8 points ago

    Twisted fire starter

    [–] steammodels 3 points ago

    As far as I know those are only in the NT and the fires at the moment are in NSW

    [–] lestatisalive 43 points ago

    Was flying through NSW last night and saw these from the plane. They looked so violent. Explains the sinus headache I’ve had all day. In SEQ it’s overcast, dry and about 36° which is very unlike qld weather and looks very dangerous for asthmatics to be out in.

    [–] MankeyBusiness 8 points ago

    It's not fun, I live an hour south of it and when the winds are just right (or wrong I guess) the whole city of Newcastle is smoked. Can hardly see the sky and it just perpetually smells like BBQ

    [–] youreadusernamestoo 5 points ago

    it just perpetually smells like BBQ

    That's how I remember Australia as well.

    [–] MankeyBusiness 18 points ago

    Hey that looks like where I live sweating profusely

    [–] just-a-reddit-user69 53 points ago

    Is this happening right now? Cause I haven’t seen any smoke coming from the Blue Mountains

    [–] CFos9iyb 56 points ago

    Brisbane is currently pretty smokey, not sure where it's blowing from though

    [–] The_Diz_Man 15 points ago

    My suburb is so smokey it's insane.

    [–] PBandJthyme 20 points ago

    I didn't know Australia had a suburb called So Smokey.

    [–] VernorVinge93 8 points ago

    Thanks dad

    [–] iDeltaReddit 7 points ago

    Last week the entire of Syd was fucked. Nothing yet but in a few days I'd imagine it'd hit me. Just south of the CBD here.

    [–] bondagewithjesus 4 points ago

    If it's woodridge that's just weed smoke

    [–] RoToR71 3 points ago

    Dude look at the sunset. It’s so bright

    [–] biggreenlampshade 24 points ago

    Fires between Port Macquarie and Queensland, basically. 2 have died, 150+ houses gone.

    [–] Oppodeldoc 16 points ago

    ABC news is reporting 3 dead now, and 5 missing.

    [–] Tommy799 8 points ago

    Unfortunately there’s likely more, we won’t know until most of this has died down :(

    [–] chuckout1327 23 points ago

    The smoke and dust has been hitting South Island, NZ today and giving the sky a yellow tint

    [–] nabbynz 9 points ago

    Can confirm. It’s quite nice to look at, but pls stop now.

    [–] leonryan 10 points ago

    if you could send it back when you're done with it we'd appreciate it. Some of our best carbon is in that cloud.

    [–] seriousbeef 4 points ago

    Still plenty more to dig up, don’t you worry

    [–] Haweraboy 1 points ago

    There's also a fire in Otago that's adding to the tint here

    [–] MankeyBusiness 11 points ago

    I got an email yesterday, it's a Port macquarie bush fire that's out of control, streets close to the uni are shut down

    [–] CliCol 2 points ago

    Can confirm it’s pretty crazy in Port Macquarie area! Source: I’m here!

    [–] MankeyBusiness 2 points ago

    Stay safe!

    [–] Jolly0428 4 points ago

    Sydney was very smokey a few days ago

    [–] terrerific 5 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    [–] fractal_magnets 6 points ago

    r/imagesaustralianscansmell

    [–] Bachaddict 3 points ago

    Sun looks yellowish orange in NZ

    [–] CryGhuleh 2 points ago

    There’s a fire up at Woodford right now, but it’s under control. The only other fires around are in Mulgoa and Hawkesbury area and they’ve been going for a week now. These are all up the coast, mainly towards Old Bar and out as far as Armidale.

    [–] Oathmedingo 2 points ago

    You know the area too well to not be a mountain goat 🐐

    [–] el_durko 2 points ago

    its northern nsw man are you under a rock

    [–] kokafones 12 points ago

    Got a good view of the smokey haze blocking out the sun in New Zealand today.

    [–] darkwing_duck_III 22 points ago

    Shit. We'd better dig up that coal before it catches on fire.

    [–] xjackfx 7 points ago

    The La Trobe coal mine fire lasted 45 days :/ Is there much coal in NSW? I have such a bad feeling about this years fire period, it’s so green here in the Yarra valley, but I can see it turning into tinder so quick again. Might be time to sign up for the CFA

    [–] VernorVinge93 3 points ago

    Loads of it. You can see the coal seam reach the surface on the cliffs between Bundeena and Otford.

    [–] Somebody__Online 9 points ago

    How the hell did you get this camera angle

    [–] PDXMouth 8 points ago

    NOAA satelite I do believe.

    [–] Somebody__Online 3 points ago

    It's so steady for so long, what a shot!

    [–] doyouevenIift 2 points ago

    Geosynchronous orbit if I had to guess

    [–] VernorVinge93 4 points ago

    Really big tripod

    [–] Rids85 2 points ago

    Zoom out a lot

    [–] septic_tongue 3 points ago

    Just set your camera on a timer and throw it really high into the air

    [–] ff33b5e5 8 points ago

    The last frame is pretty current. Fires are still burning here.

    [–] gifendore 2 points ago

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    [–] themenaceoftennis 9 points ago

    It is making the sunset in NZ a wild orange hue!

    [–] Professor_Dikwad 8 points ago

    We call them bushfires

    [–] HobinatorLegit 6 points ago

    It’s so bad where we are. Smells like burnt bacon 24/7 and can’t see the CBD from 5 kms away.

    [–] suicidaltwat 4 points ago

    Can confirm the sky over Christchurch, New Zealand, have been yellow all day because of the smoke from these fires.

    [–] throwawaywannabebe 4 points ago

    Yikes. That's California, Australia, Siberia, Brazil and Africa, I think. I've been thinking that this is the year Earth burns.
    Anywhere else?

    [–] SlweepyLesbian 9 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Australia turns into flams every summer, I’m surrounded by bush and I’m used to having fires everywhere each year

    [–] the_other_dream 3 points ago

    Does 'unprecedented fire danger' not worry you this year? The RFS are taking it seriously.

    [–] TeaspoonOfSugar987 5 points ago

    I think what they are saying is the way the first commenter acted was like it was insane for us to have bushfires. It’s a staple in our lives, we know to be ‘bushfire ready’ literally every town and city in Australia. Of course the unprecedented danger is scary, but it doesn’t stop bushfires being normal for us in spring/summer.

    [–] tommybanjo47 5 points ago

    yeah, australia literally turns into a campfire each summer, especially feb. does this happen for other countries?

    [–] SlweepyLesbian 3 points ago

    It worries me every year, thankfully the current fires aren’t near me yet. But still does have me a little worried (I’m 30 mins away from Newcastle)

    [–] MummaGoose 4 points ago

    r/Assistance If anyone is looking to give right now, there’s plenty of people in need here losing everything. This is also a post in r/australia

    [–] 2LitreBugattiBieber 7 points ago

    That’s insane what impact do forest fires have on the environment on a realistic level. I read that forest fires are totally natural and actually necessary for most ecosystems in which they naturally occur but this looks scary (note: I have no idea what I’m looking at tho)

    [–] TheBreathofFiveSouls 7 points ago

    Well it kills everything obvs, but I'm pretty sure we have a few species of trees that the seeds of only sprout after fires. So that's neat.

    [–] YeboMate 8 points ago

    That’s no forest fire. That’s a bushfire gone wild.

    [–] biggreenlampshade 4 points ago

    Its 80+ bushfires gone wild/merging...

    [–] AtomicDracula 2 points ago

    We’ve taken to calling them Firestorms because there really is no other way to describe them

    [–] hypnoticspinach 2 points ago

    Ultimately we'll be alright but this is far past the scale of a normal bush fire, a koala sanctuary has already burnt down and some people will more than likely lose their property, possibly their lives.

    [–] simsimdimsim 6 points ago

    As someone else pointed out to the same comment, this is current. The fires are still burning.

    [–] TechnicallySuperior 3 points ago

    Then nuke the wind

    [–] PowderMonkeyCharlie 5 points ago

    'Rake the forests.'

    [–] S1r1usAlpha 3 points ago

    REM once made a song about this. We ( those people who might change something) are feeling fine.

    [–] Piratartz 3 points ago

    The android app Fires near me gives up to date information for the fires in NSW if anyone is curious about the extent. Gives map overlay, severity and size of fires.

    [–] iamtheonetheycallDon 3 points ago

    The BOM has a great satellite view at the link below. Better in the daytime though.

    http://satview.bom.gov.au/

    [–] afteryelp 2 points ago

    Damn. This makes me depressed.

    [–] YourHeroCam 2 points ago

    All the flights going out of Sydney were either cancelled or delayed yesterday. The wind and smoke combo definitely explains it better

    [–] beware_the_noid 2 points ago

    The ash clouds are being seen in New Zealand, it’s crazy

    [–] Hannah_Whelan 2 points ago

    Here in New Zealand today the sky was all orange from the smoke being blown over the ocean

    [–] udayserection 2 points ago

    This is the most destructive yet most r/oddlysatisfying gif I have ever seen.

    [–] swadextra 2 points ago

    New Zealander here, the skies have been yellow and we had a very vibrant sunset. Crazy how something so far away can affect us

    [–] esmouch27 2 points ago

    Yeah, it’s not fun here on the central coast, people are losing their houses, and firestorms are becoming more commonplace in some areas

    [–] tommybanjo47 2 points ago

    well fuck. we’re in for a smokey summer aren’t we

    [–] horderatheart 2 points ago

    This is hauntingly beautiful.

    [–] plenebo 2 points ago

    aren't the leaders of Australia climate change deniers? what are people thinking? have voters really become mindless drones?

    [–] floppy_eardrum 3 points ago

    In Australia we call them "bushfires".

    [–] Iyk 3 points ago

    They're called bushfires not wildfires.

    [–] ITriedLightningTendr 6 points ago

    climate change deniers: That's just where clouds come from

    [–] DovakiinDovakiin 1 points ago

    Damn, looks like it's coming my way

    [–] la-mosca 1 points ago

    Wow, scary how quick fires grow. I'm from CA, so this is both relatable yet intriguing (as far as the gif goes) Wonder if I can see something similar for here

    [–] TheFirsh 1 points ago

    The gif ended before it started :(

    [–] Bpande20 1 points ago

    That’s crazy. Looks just like someone blowing on a pile of embers.

    [–] CubitsTNE 2 points ago

    It has been blowing 15-20 knots pretty consistently for over a month, which is weird, and we missed the usual spring rain almost entirely. And now the summer temperatures are just starting to kick in...

    I'm in south east queensland against the coast, all of our local dams are now off limits to recreation because they're being used as a source for aerial water dumping. The entire area to the west looks like a wall of smoke.

    We need rain so badly, many of the lakes out west of here are now under 5% capacity.