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Your timely reminder that a politician's business is not 'problem solving', it's 'risk aversion'.

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(#AUSTRALIANBUSHFIRES #Australia #australiaisburning #auspol #NSWbushfires)
That's why you see them sit idly by when issues persist - because even though they might be able to solve a problem, if doing so poses a risk, they will always choose inaction.
We see it with their approach to social and economic issues consistently.

We see it in how they call for Royal Commissions when issues come to the forefront - not because Royal Commissions solve things, but because they avert and divert the sense of risk.
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Nationals @DarrenChesterMP (Gippsland) on BBC on #bushfire emergency "Whether they are worse in years to come is a debateable point I suppose. One of the challenges we have is trying to reduce fuel loads in the months leading up to the summer period"

I call bullshit #Auspol 1/10
Factcheck: Bushfires in Victoria becoming worse:…
1. "Extreme fire weather has increased since the 1970s in the east and south of Australia, including Victoria, with the fire season length extending from October to March." 2/10
2. "Climate change is now making hot days hotter, and heatwaves longer and more frequent. Drought conditions have been increasing in Australia’s southeast." 3/10
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🔴(Thread) How to explore the #NSWbushfires 🔥 yourself? Use the #EOBrowser to search recent images in the affected areas. When you've found a #bushfire, export a true color image such as this one. ➡️… #NSWbushfires #RemoteSensing #OpenData #scicomm 1/6
Once you have done that, you can use the False color (Urban) visualization to go further, peek through the smoke and detect hot spots with possible active fires like in this image here. It also makes the burn scar more visible. ➡️… 2/6
Additionally you can then use the SWIR visualization to even better show the burned areas, which show up in reddish tones. Take a look at this image. ➡️… 3/6
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Australia’s fires more than 25 times the size of the California fires & more than 3 times the size of the Amazon fires & still burning out of control... major fires now only an hour’s drive from Sydney.
The world media is not covering the scope of this...
Please share this❤
Not too mention Australia's prime minister is on vacation in Hawaii during these fires, and has cut $40 million from Australias fire service budget. Most of our fire service members are volunteers and not being payed. This is not right.
All the fires currently burning are greater in size then the whole country of Denmark and its only getting worse. Remember that Australia summer has only started and so much damage has been done already....
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“I have been fighting fires since 1972. There's been nothing like this before. We've lost nearly three times as many homes in New South Wales as the worst previous year in 2013 and we're not even really into summer.” Greg Mullin #TheDrum
“It's the most disgusting, catastrophic fire I've ever been involved with. When you're stopped in the shopping centre by a couple that has lost everything, you soon find out you need to cry on their shoulder as much as they do on yours.” David West #TheDrum #bushfiresNSW
“Unfortunately, I am one of 680-odd people and families that everything has changed a lot for. We're just processing what's happened at the moment. That's all that you can do.” Kim McDonald lost her home in fires #bushfiresNSW #TheDrum
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