Before Covid happened Australia experienced the worst season of bushfires, or wildfires, ever. It wasn’t a surprise to some, but the enormity of it all was a massive surprise and wake call to everyone.
I remember the summer and watching what was happening. Listening to the stories and how heartbreaking it was for so many. It seemed to go on for months and they couldn’t seem to stop it.
We do have fires here every year, but nothing compared to this. It was so scary. Of course, we know it is because of climate change, however, in Australia, we have a government that refuses to do anything to stop it.
Amazon Prime has produced a documentary on the summer, but it was more than just a doco on the actual fires. It showed the lead-up to them and the aftermath. What our politicians had to say before and after.
It was really interesting and I thought you might enjoy it as well. I have attached the trailer for it. Unfortunately, I don’t know if you can watch it anywhere outside of Australia, please let me know if you can or can’t. It is on Amazon Prime.
We are living in a scary world and I am afraid of the future for my children and their children.
In the show, the Prime Minister was having a go at all the school kids who went out to protest. He said they should be in school learning, however, them fighting for changes to protect their climate is probably more important. After all, if nothing is done, what will happen to their future.