To the editor:
Australia’s been hit with major wildfires in recent weeks. These fires are fueled by climate change and the dangerously high temperatures of the summer.
Australia has seen record-breaking temperatures this summer with some days being up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
So far, the fires have burned more than 14.5 million acres in the country. This includes neighborhoods, farms, wildlife sanctuaries and open land. The fires have killed more than half of 1 billion native species to the continent.
Humans have also been widely affected by the fires with at least 20 people dying and many others suffering serious health risks from heavy smoke and hot weather.
Real solutions to climate change are needed now to prevent more disasters like these wildfires. Australia will be dealing with the aftermath of these fires for years and they have already suffered a heavy loss.