Australia's Deadliest Bushfires Yet #Infographic

Australia's Deadliest Bushfires Yet #Infographic

In some places the world literally burns up, as they say. Wild fires around the world have increased globally in the last few years. Just last year, California's catastrophic wildfire burned more than 2 million acres of land, and made worldwide headlines. And who could forget the Amazon rainforest fire that burned up more than two million acres of forest land once more.

Alas, this isn't the worst piece of news. Current bushfires in Australia, an annual phenomenon in the area every summer, caught the attention of the world for all the wrong reasons. Approximately 12 million acres of land were incinerated in the current fires and it is estimated that over half a bill.

There have also been fires in Siberia recently that were far larger than the size of the Amazon fires, but the areas were not populous, resulting in fewer casualties than the others. While the other fires have either been put out entirely or taken under control, Australia's areas are far from closing. The area is in the middle of its fire season, and as reported by the New York Times, the fires started in the midst of a heat wave that experienced its hottest spring and at the same time the driest ever.

The continuing heat and dry weather may not cool off very long. The fires received worldwide attention last week when pictures of red skies and smoke-filled towns across Australia began to circulate online.

New South Wales was the most affected state, and all the major cities had been consumed by smoke and flames. The destruction is mostly in New South Wales.

Bushfires are not a new phenomenon for Australia but experts expect that the fires will become even more destructive due to recent climate change in the coming years.

Australia's Deadliest Bushfires Yet #Infographic

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