"How much heat can a koala bear?"

A scene from Adelaide's longest 40+ deg C (104 deg F) heatwave in 100 years.

Photo credit: Julie Bent.
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But notice in this one how all the people look happy and smiley?

Well, I know not everyone is happy and smiling. The wildfires near Melbourne have been a national tragedy for Australia. As someone who lives in a fire-prone climate myself (sort of--San Francisco not so much, but much of California is zoned for wildfire), my sincerest sympathies go out to everyone down under.


Anonymous said...

And mine, as well -- the fires are horrible.

Unknown said...

Mine, too. I'm horrified and saddened, and figuring out how to donate to the Australia Red Cross to help in some small way.