Veteran Firefighter Died In Australian Wildfires
A veteran firefighter passed away while fighting wildfires in Australia, taking the death toll since September 27 when the crisis started.
The 60-year-old firefighter, who was Dad-of-two, Bill Slade, died when a tree fell on him on Saturday near Omeo, Victoria, the state where he had praised for 40 years of service with Forrest Fire Management in only November.
Loss Incurred Due To The Wildfires In Australia
Mr. Slade’s death follows conservative views implying that more than 1 billion animals have so far lost their lives in the fire amid concerns that some species could be lost forever.
More than 10 million hectares of land have charred, and thousands of Australians become homeless, with rage rising at the government’s state on the environmental crisis. It is fear that both the human and animal death toll could still rise further, with the bushfire season revealing no indications of ending.
Scott Morrison Criticized For Climate Policies
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has appeared under intense criticism for downplaying the need to address climate change, which specialists reply has supported supercharge the unprecedented blazes. At first, he downplayed the scale of the crisis and denied concerns that the government is not doing enough.
Thousands of protesters demonstrated on Friday in Sydney, Melbourne, and around the world, calling for Mr. Morrison to fired and for Australia to take stronger action on global warming.
Extinction Rebellion told demonstrations also happened in London, Sheffield, Bristol, and Lambeth, as well as in 30 countries worldwide, from Argentina to Zambia.
More than 100 activists waving signs reading ‘burning earth,’ ‘Scott Morrison is a fire starter,’ and ‘wake up and smell the smoke,’ required more action to stop the fires outside the Australian high commission in London.
Meanwhile, in Germany, the chief executive of Siemens told on Friday that the German engineering company would evaluate its engagement in a controversial coal mine in Australia after climate activists asked for it to pull out of the significant project.
Forecasters have increased hopes that less severe in the next week or so could enable the authorities to consolidate containment lines about various fires that are likely to burn for weeks without heavy rainfall. The reprieve could be the longest of the current fire season.