The Aussie bushfire crisis has been massively devastating to the lives of people around the country as well as the huge amount of wildlife and bushland that we’ve lost. The enormous amount of smoke that has been produced by the fires has even reached the coast of NZ. But lately it’s posing a serious hazard as it hangs around our major cities and regional centres.
#Sydney still cloaked in bushfire smoke… pic.twitter.com/HSbPMi0gUV
— Peter Hannam (@p_hannam) November 29, 2019
The ABC reported that the air quality was so bad in Sydney yesterday it was the equivalent to smoking around 30 cigarettes. The widespread fires across NSW and Queensland drove air quality in Brisbane to the point where it was worse than Beijing.
Worst Sydney bushfire smoke day easily. When you can taste it in the back of your throat, yeah … it’s brutal. #sydneysmoke
— James Smith (@JamesSmith1001) December 2, 2019
Is Sydney just gonna smell like bushfire smoke forever now? Is this just part of the deal from now on?
— Josh Butler (@JoshButler) December 1, 2019
Even the nation’s capital has copped a drop in air quality thanks to massive bushfires burning just across the border.
Bushfire smoke is impacting Parliament House today. I guess that means the Canberra bubble has burst? pic.twitter.com/38MsJcBNn0
— Kathryn Hopps, PhD. (@drkhopps) November 30, 2019
The best option seems to be to stay indoors until the smoke finally moves on, so take care of your lungs people.
The current NSW bushfires have produced particulate smoke equivalent to 51 billion cigarettes. 5 milligrams in a cigarette; 256 kg per hectare of bushfire; 1 m ha of fire. @BushfireHub
— Owen Price (@OwenBushfire) November 13, 2019
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