Nightlife: Australia’s Pyrocene future

Nightlife: Australia’s Pyrocene future

Were our recent bushfires the equivalent of an ice age? What does this mean for Australia and the rest of the world? Will the after-effects have a prolonged impact on our future?

Nightline’s Philip Clark in conversation with Stephen Pyne, Emeritus Professor at Arizona State University, specializing in environmental history, the history of exploration, and especially the history of fire. Also the author of Burning Bush: A Fire History of Australia.

Resilience

Early in 2019, Vic Jurskis warned on the Volunteer Fire Fighters Association website, that in the event of severe fire weather, all the bush from Bairnsdale to Sydney would be incinerated due to an unprecedented accumulation of three-dimensionally continuous fuel. In extreme weather, such fuel inevitably creates firestorms with long distance ember showers. Firebreaks, fire engines and waterbombers can’t stop them.

In this article, Vic shares his thoughts as the NSW Fire inquiry reviews 1000 submissions.

Thank you cards and letters from Scouts in the US

Thank you cards and letters from Scouts in the US

The VFFA received a bunch of thank you cards and letters from Scouts in the US.

The cards and letters were sent by Samantha Palmer and the VFFA has produced this short video to say thanks.

The cards, letters and video acknowledges the hard work by all firefighters in Australia and those from other countries that deployed to assist.

A big thank you to all of the Scouts for their cards and letters, you support is very much appreciated.

Comprehensive Kangaroo Valley Submission to the NSW Enquiry

Comprehensive Kangaroo Valley Submission to the NSW Enquiry

Captain Matthew Gray and his team from the Kangaroo Valley Community Busshfire Committee have completed a comprehensive submission to the NSW Independent Bushfire Inquiry.
Kangaroo Valley look to be leading the way in proper community consultation and the submission really highlights the benefits that can be achieved. It also shows the importance of devolving responsibility to a local level and involving all government agencies in the solution.