Australia Wild Fires is a Natural Disaster of Mega Proportion. If Australia fires are like the Canadian Fort McMurray fire or the August 2018 fire in California then I say “Declare War” on these fires and get more resources in to put these catastrophic fires out.
Now it seems that the officials at hand must see calling the State of Emergency as a last resort, so declaring an out and out war on their natural internal enemy would be even more of a last resort. With today’s climate change, Declare War should come to mind as the first resort and not the last. Look and see this environmental devastation for what it is, a natural disaster of mega proportions.
The Enemy is at Your Front Door.
The State Of Emergency is a situation in which a government is empowered to perform actions or impose policies that it would normally not be permitted to undertake. A government can declare such a state during a disaster, civil unrest, or armed conflict.
A Declaration Of War is a formal act by which one declares war against another. The legality of who is competent to declare war varies between nations and forms of government. “In this case, the people declare war on the fire.” In many nations, that power is given to the head of state or sovereignty. In other cases, something short of a full declaration of war, such as a letter of marque or covert operation, may authorize war-like acts by privateers or mercenaries.
Sound silly, “Australia declaring war on a small bush fire.”
The way I read the rules is that the governing bodies would have more resources at their disposal. Like the State of Emergency that gives more resources than in ordinary circumstances. Declaring war would give you an endless supply of resources. Whatever it needs, but those Australian fires out.
Should Australia Declare War On those fires?
My original post on wildfires was in Canada in Aug of 2017.
The article was about the wildfire that began southwest of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. It swept through the community with no mercy, forcing the largest wildfire evacuation in Alberta’s history, with upwards of 88,000 people forced from their homes. “A state of Emergency” was not called on till the fire was out of control. At that point, I said just declare war on that wildfire. That fire in Fort McMurray, Canada, seems to be nothing compared to the fire in Australia.
- Only on January 1 2020 did they declare State of Emergency. This is not a campfire. The Prime Minister of Australia must see this fire for what it is. A natural catastrophic disaster.
According to World News, the fire in Australia is-
According to World News, around 480 million animals are feared to have died in the bush fires that are sweeping Australia, including nearly a third of the koalas in New South Wales which is their main habitat.
Ecologists at the University of Sydney estimate around 480 million mammals, birds and reptiles have been killed, directly or indirectly, by the devastating blazes since they began in September, The Times reported.
This includes almost 8,000 koalas, which are believed to have burnt to death on the state’s mid-north coast.
The region, which lies around 240 miles north of Sydney, is home to the largest number of Australia’s koalas, with a population of up to 28,000.
3 million Hectares gone
7oo houses gone
- Bush fire is near impossible to put out once they are in full swing, compounded with dry weather and high temperatures. “But it is not impossible” Get more resources in there and PUT them OUT. Do not wait for divine intervention.
When discussing these issues I have been accused of not seeing the bigger picture of these catastrophic environmentally damaging events. But what would be the bigger picture?
- New growth of trees, finally that bush has been cleared out from all the dead trees and brush.
- Now look, we have farmland.
- Employ more people to rebuild.
Would that be the bigger picture?
Should Australia declare war on that wildfire? Yes, sooner than later!
Australia wildfires are no exception to the rule or any other natural disasters that seem to have plagued our planet in the last few years. All governing bodies should spare no expense or resource to get a handle on such catastrophic disasters whether it’s floods, fires, or any other life-changing disaster. The cost is too great not to.
A few people should not be acceptable in times like this…. Hundreds of people, thousands if need be, the Army, the Navy, all should be there. Hundreds of water pumps, every swimming pool, every lake drained if need be, There should be no expense spared in these situations. Time is crucial.
I have not mentioned that the exceptional work these volunteer firefighters are doing and some, unfortunately, gave the ultimate sacrifice putting these fires out. They most tirelessly tried to get a handle on the fire, but more resources are needed.
- Thousands and thousands of wildlife gone like they never existed. Maybe some species totally removed never to return. The health troubles that people will endure during and after the fire through the sickness of the elderly and young, will overload their health care system for years to come.
- Clouds of fire causing smoke will pollute the air for a long time to come, Toxic air will float thousands of miles to neighboring countries.
Canada has sent firefighters from our country to help Australia wildfire disaster, but it’s probably not near enough help that they desperately need.
In 2016 the Fort McMurray wildfire devastated many communities, and to this day, some areas have not recovered.
Should any country treat these disasters the same way as declaring war on ”whoever or whatever?” I say yes! Treat all disasters the same way you would if invaders were at your doorstep.
So you still think it’s silly for Australia to declare WAR on that fire?