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originally posted by: ArMaP
Many countries offered help.
I didn't see these mentioned in this thread:
Papua New Guinea - offered to send "1000 of our combine soldiers and fire fighters", if needed;
Vanuatu - pledged almost A$250,000 to "assist bushfire victims";
Fiji - offered assistance "in any way we can";
France - president Emanuel Macron offered assistance to "fight the fires, protect the population, and preserve biodiversity";
Singapore - offered helicopters to help fight the fires;
Malaysia - offered to send assets and personnel from their Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team and from the Disaster Management Agency.
Some individual firefighting groups from around the world have also offered their help.
originally posted by: JoseGarcia
a reply to: harold223
Are there any stats on % caused by arson vs lightening vs poor camp fire management?
How is your government managing things? Responsibly? Wisely? Stupidly? How much unfitting blaming?
Are they still pushing the man caused global warming hoax there? From here it sure sounded like they were wholesale blaming the fires on the global warming hoax.
[BTW, no one has ever explained to me how our cow farts are raising temps similarly on Titan, Mars, Neptune etc. LOL]
NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Inspector Ben Shepherd said earlier this week lightning was predominantly responsible for the bushfire crisis.
"I can confidently say the majority of the larger fires that we have been dealing with have been a result of fires coming out of remote areas as a result of dry lightning storms," he said.
In Victoria, where about 1.2 million hectares has burned, only 385 hectares — or 0.03 per cent — have been attributed to suspicious circumstances.
originally posted by: madmac5150
Australians, are just upside down Texans... an Aussie Air Force pilot told me that. We love you guys.
That pretty much says it all...
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: harold223
Even though Australia is the birthplace of Hitler, I'm glad America was able to help.
originally posted by: makemap
I don't think this started happening til Australia became a Massive Cow farm. Methane, lots and lots of methane. Look at happened to New Zealand.
Dairy farm pollutes New Zealand
Too much cows, not enough domestic animal meat. Even Asia was forced to adopt cows. Cow did not exist in NA, climate changed. Cow did not exists in Asia, climate has also changed.
Bison, and Ox lives matter. Not Cows!
originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
American's love Australia! It is our duty to assist our brothers down under. I'm glad to see our guys down there.
We had a relatively light fire year this year, so these guys will be at their very best. Hopefully they will help make short work of getting these fires put out. They are used to fighting these fires at high altitude and in steep mountains so they are in top condition for fires like these.
We wish you the best! It's been a terrible year for Australia due to the fires.