Australian Wildfires Killed Half A Billion Animals But No One’s Talking About It

Australian wildfires

We’re only two days into 2020, but the year has already brought immense destruction. Australian wildfires, which have spread since September last year, have reportedly killed half a billion animals and plants and also turned glaciers in New Zealand black. Even in spite of all this tragedy, no one’s seems to care as much as they should.

Australian forests are one of the most important parts of our planet. The animals that inhabit these regions are unique and require protection. However, no one takes Aussie forest protection as seriously as they should.

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Nature Conservation Council ecologist Mark Graham told the parliament: “The fires have burned so hot and so fast that there has been significant mortality of animals in the trees, but there is such a big area now that is still on fire and still burning that we will probably never find the bodies.”

As a result of the Australian wildfires, the glaciers in New Zealand have been burning as well. Moreover, social media posts from many platforms show that the glaciers look “caramelized” and are surrounded by thick smoke.

In addition to the deaths of thousands of animals (including 8,000 koalas), the fires have also stranded over 10,000 Australians. The escape routes that Parliament installed are seemingly not working as they should since people are stuck in traffic or are trapped on the outskirts of burning cities for hours on end. On top of that, the authorities in Victoria fear for the lives of 17 missing people and strongly urge everyone who is still in the affected areas to evacuate immediately.

In order to calm the citizens down, Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison visited a fire-ravaged town, but his visit did not go as planned. Many residents expressed more than just disapproval about his lack of action.

Animals are burning alive, people are missing, and some are stranded in dangerous locations, yet no one is giving it nearly as much attention as they give pop culture events. Our society has become insensitive to serious issues and overly sensitive to minor problems. Although there’s not much we can do about the fires (especially if we’re not citizens of Australia), we can still help raise awareness about these devastating wildfires and pray that more animals and people won’t lose their lives.

Featured image via Daxon on Instagram.

39 COMMENTS

    • It’s honestly starting to bother me how many articles are claiming “nobody is talking about it”. Its literally ALL OVER the internet right now, has been since they started in the beginning of the Australian summer. I’ve been seeing this “Half a billion animals have been lost” topic for nearly 2 weeks now. PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT IT

  1. The bushfire news is being covered 24 hours a day here. Reports of losses of life, property & wildlife are constantly updated as is the incompetence of the PM. There is no escaping the impact of this disaster & everybody is talking about it.

    • They aren’t saying anything about it here I’ve saw a meme on Facebook making fun of it which I think is ridiculous

      • Everyone is talking about it and yeah memes are funny get over it doesn’t mean people
        Don’t care

  2. Yeah this article is absolute bulls#$t folks all around the world care! Just cause we are still living our lives and not uprooting ourselves to Austrial to help put out these fires does not mean we do not care. Shouting out from Northern Ontario Canada, get your facts straight author I think folks just like to write stuff now just to complain. You’re an idiot author Natalie Trznadel.

  3. Yeah this article is absolute bulls#$t folks all around the world care! Just cause we are still living our lives and not uprooting ourselves to Australia to help put out these fires does not mean we do not care. Shouting out from Northern Ontario Canada, get your facts straight author I think folks just like to write stuff now just to complain. You’re an idiot author Natalie Trznadel.

      • With our technology, you might think they could get water from the ocean somehow. Also, not sure that planes can fly low enough through the smoke.

  4. This is all I’ve seen other social media don’t like nobody care. I wish would help more than y’all complained.

  5. article is not accurate social media news cnn every where knows about australia , thing is, its only so much us people can do all we cn do is continue to raise awareness and be the voice.

    so much happening. we have to stand as one or we will fall as one.

  6. Is there any volunteers that are headed out,or already in existence.I can not finance such an event but would love to help .any suggestions

  7. The article is crap!! It’s obviously written by someone who doesn’t have a bloody clue!!
    Everyone is talking about it …. Blame the Government and Greens for this tragedy!
    The Government was warned by senior fire authorities that this was going to happen that back burning was desperately needed They didn’t listen!! Instead PM goes on a vacation to Hawaii! He gets a phone call about it then goes back and still kicks back! His response? Well there were no flights out what else was I gonna do?? He should be ashamed of himself!
    Get on the bloody phone and get the ADF out sooner .. Call for help …
    Big Thank you to Canadian and USA fire fighters for coming here to give aid and fight the fires…
    The Greens were worried about a thimble full of smoke emission from much needed back burning in the bush lands in comparison to what has been released into the atmosphere with the bush fires! And so prevented the controlled back burning! This is done by professionals!
    If you live in the city or outside Australia you don’t have a clue until it’s too late!
    Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers for our country!
    No one expects you to down tools and come over here from your own country to help!
    But please just know Australians are devastated by these
    Bushfires! And with the death toll of humans and wildlife!
    The plants will grow again … That’s been proven over and over where bushfires have been in the past..
    We talk about it and do what we can …Every Single Day!!

  8. This authors article is fucking bias. The word “No one talks about it” blah blah blah is disgusting.

  9. The Australia fires are getting a significant amount (of well deserved) media coverage.

    Your attempt at click bate is futile.

  10. I think this tragedy has received a fair bit of news coverage, but I do think the author made a good point about how society in general tends to treat minor issues with greater urgency than major ones. I find people to be over obsessed with sports and celebrity issues, sometimes to the detriment of more important things.

  11. Where tf have you been? Everyone is talking and praying about it. I see a website screaming for attention, so posting that “no one is talking about ” bullcrap is what you call #Likefarming. I and my friends will continue to pray for rain over Australia while you seek attention and talking sh*t!!!

  12. I have seen numerous posts about this, as also news articles and heard it on the TV news. There are several groups fund-raising to help the wildlife and injured animals, and working to restore some of their habitat etc. – So I disagree with this post!

    • You can disagree all you want forget the fundraising and all of that because there’s nothing that can help with what’s going on right now everything is dying from this climate change and there’s no hope I know you don’t want to believe that but it’s true

      • No it’s not true.its a hoax.if there is any change in climate it’s due to the fact that they obliterate the sky’s daily with chemtrails. everyone start looking up.its right there for u to see.keep blaming everything else like all u ignorant ,uneducated people do.

  13. People are more worried about a pedophile church then the land down under. Some pricks above can go fuck yourselfs

  14. I have never ever in my life read so much bullshit as no one cares. There are so many people and organisations jumping in and doing their bit from all of the world.

    What the actual hell. Whoever wrote this should go suck a fat one and stop writing. Go be a politician for a living where someone will believe your lies.

  15. I just read most of the comments and far as im concerned is that your all still talking about it but doing nothing to help.Shame on all of you…but you got one thing right…your a bunch of idiots…Shame,Shame,Shame…..

  16. there has never been 480mill (original sydney university lie) or 500mill animals(media lie) in those forests at any point in time if you were not including the insects
    stop believing this shit
    and no one can back up their claim with any visible evidence of corpses there is almost no farms in those forests

    but tens of millions did die in the queensland fires and it has been backed up visibly everywhere with many farmers giving their exact animal counts

  17. 70 fires multiplied by 200000 per zone if you look at woodstock music festival
    only equals to 14 million
    and there isn’t even that in corpses in those fire zones

    let alone 480 mill which 1 failing university vomited into media to produce an extra 20mill ontop of that

  18. No it’s not true.its a hoax.if there is any change in climate it’s due to the fact that they obliterate the sky’s daily with chemtrails. everyone start looking up.its right there for u to see.keep blaming everything else like all u ignorant ,uneducated people do.

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