Sydney choked by hazardous haze from Australia bush fires

14 Décembre, 2019, 10:05 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • Sydney choked by hazardous haze from Australia bush fires

The Prime Minister has sought to reassure Australians he understands community concerns about bushfires and smoke haze as the Federal Government faces criticism for its climate policies.

"The smoke from all the fires is just so severe here on the harbor that you just can't see anything, so it's just too unsafe", said spokeswoman Di Pearson of an event that normally foreshadows the famed Sydney-Hobart yacht race.

"Let's call it for what it is: these bushfires have been caused by extreme weather events, high temperatures, the worst drought in living memory - the exact type of events scientists have been warning us about for decades that would have been caused by climate change", said Matt Kean, the NSW state minister for energy and environment.

According to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSWRFS), there were 89 fires burning across the state as of 5.30am.

Medical experts, meanwhile, have deemed the air quality in Sydney among the worst on record.

"If you have a heart or lung condition, it is really important to spend as much time indoors while these conditions last". Children, elderly and people with pre-existing health conditions are especially at risk.

This week, Sydney continued to choke its way through a haze of bushfire smoke, with the air quality in parts of the city so poor it was officially designated as hazardous.

The Rural Fire Service headquarters at Sydney Olympic Park was also briefly evacuated due to heavy smoke in the area setting off alarms.

Firefighters talk with local residents as a fire burns near Mangrove Mountain, north of Sydney.

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"We're quite concerned about the potential for fire danger and fire spread today".

"We've got to stop making climate change a matter of religion and we've got to start making it a matter of science and the science says that we need to reduce the impact of global warming by 2C and in order to do that we need to get to net-zero emissions by 2050".

The cold front was expected to reach Greater Sydney after 2pm. We are going to send a message to our leaders in our country: "that we are now going to stand up to say we are here and we have had enough", another protester said.

Fires have threatened properties, including in Werombi, south-west of Sydney.

Stretching for more than 60 km (37.2 miles), the firefront in the Hawkesbury region, about 50 km northwest of Sydney, could grow if the forecasted winds arrive, authorities have warned.

Scott Morrison acknowledged that climate change was a factor contributing to increasingly intense bushfire seasons.

"I can reassure everyone the nationally-coordinated effort and the specific state efforts leading the response in each of their jurisdictions has been incredibly professionally deployed", he told reporters in Sydney.

Of these fires, 40 of them are yet to be contained.

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