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While human-caused greenhouse gas emissions are responsible for the bulk of the increase in CO2 levels, Australia's bushfires have made the problem measurably worse, underscoring the impact of the catastrophe on the global climate system.
Australia alone isn’t to be blamed for Australia’s fires. Like the Arctic alone isn’t to be blamed for its melting glaciers (“Heatwave renews bushfire worries for Australia,” Jan.30, Gulf Today).
It is heartening that humanitarian organisations in the UAE are joining forces to raise funds and help those impacted by the unprecedented bush fires raging across Australia.
The few who stayed behind in Towamba to fight spot flames and stop embers from setting their homes alight gathered on Saturday in the village hall, where supplies had been prepared and someone's vintage 1932 Chevrolet parked for safety.
Ecuador in north-west south America is experiencing the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic with the economy shrinking, and the people unable to bear the costs of living. It is the same problem that many countries in Europe, Africa and Asia are facing too.
India reeled under sever heat waves till end-May. Now many parts of the country are witnessing unprecedented rainfall!
A number of people died in the United States of America due to war weather (“Sweltering streets: Hundreds of homeless die in extreme heat in US,” June 21, Gulf Today website).