Currently, an amount of around 100 fires have burned an area more massive than Connecticut in New South Wales. New South Wales in Australia is under terror from a heatwave and continuously bush fires that are destroying the landscape permanently. For example, he soil is filled with smoke that has spread into Sydney, while the view from outer space indicates the magnitude of the destruction.
The Massive Australian Fire Destruction
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in collaboration with NASA, lead the Suomi NPP satellite. NASA published the satellite’s view of New South Wales, and we can see a vast blanket of smoke arising from active fires traced by red light points.
NASA detailed: “To date, the size of the area burned is 1.5 times the size of the state of Connecticut (approximately 5.3 million acres of land).” The New South Wales Rural Fire Service had observed 115 active fires as of Monday, with 59 of them, urgently needing to be checked.
The fire danger seems like it might not cease for some time. Bushfire and National Hazard Cooperative Research Center stated: “It has already been a challenging fire season, and this is expected to continue.”
Could Be An Unprecedented Situation
Australia has always had destructive bushfires, but according to researchers, this year is without correspondence on some fronts. Over the last 50 years, for example, there have been two years in which much of the state surface has burned than this year, 1974 and 1984.
With the present one, those two were more extensive than any other year, based on information from the University of Wollongong’s Center for environmental damage management of bushfires. Researchers, however, stated that the current fire situation is radically different and fundamentally severer in various ways when compared with some past fire situations.