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Historic, horrendous wildfire have made conditions in Australia beyond dire. Gizmodo assembled a short list of trustworthy sites like the Red Cross, Vinnies, Givit, Koalas In Care, Wire Wildlife Rescue and NSW Rural Fire Service where you can donate to help the people and animals in New South Wales and Queensland. The Sydney Morning Herald also put together a list of safe charities most are different from Gizmodo's. If you feel so moved to help victims of these historic wildfires, they would surely appreciate any assistance.
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One of Stan's long-time friends, Chas Parker, opened Ballarat Wildlife Park in 1987. Chas took Stan under his wing when he first moved to Australia in '71. When we moved from Perth to Victoria, we used to play cards with Chas and Val on Saturday nights. Chas passed Nov. 2011; Stan and he remained good friends until his death a friendship spanning 40 years and 2 continents. Now his son, Greg, runs the wildlife park.
We were fortunate enough to have private tours and experience the park on a level not available to tourists. Their 37-acre property is fenced so kangaroos, wallabies, emus and tortoises are allowed to roam at freely. Visitors can sit with them, feed and play with them in a unique setting. video
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The magma location referenced in this article is under Mayotte, France, which sits nearly dead-center between Madagascar and N. Mozambique. The antipodal location is not the U.S. West Coast. It is, in fact, very far from the West Coast many miles southwest, West of Central America. It is more than halfway to Hawaii and even south of those islands.
Hawaii is about 2,500 miles from the U.S mainland. Since the antipodal is a little more than halfway closer to Hawaii, it puts the correct spot about 1,300 miles off the U.S. West Coast. Here are two antipodal maps so you can makes your own assessments. www.findlatitudeandlongitude.com and www.antipodesmap.com.
We like the first because it's easier to use a little bit. See Mayotte's antipodal on this map. The second is good because it gives long/lat. See Mayotte's antipodal on this map.
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GET OUT NOW: 24 Hour Deadline to Leave as Food and Water Runs Out, Australian Troops Prepare For Bushfire Emergency Evacuations By Sea HOLLY NOTE: To put Australia's wildfire devastation into perspective, CONUS is about the same size as Australia. 35% of it is full-on desert. Only 6% of the land is suitable for growing food. Just 3% of the population live in very dry areas, everyone else is amassed around the coast.
Check this map to see where most of the fires are occurring. Click the 0-12 + 12-24 boxes and a couple hundred fires for just one day appear. Wildfires are raging outside every major city. This morning, in New South Wales and Victoria alone, over 200 fires burn. In NSW, 50,000 homes are without power, phones are down, fuel is running low and major supermarkets are closed. This weekend, NSW is expected to hit 115ºF.
America's worst 2 fire seasons in the last 25 years came in 2015 and 2017 when a little over 10 million acres burned. For 2019, Australia saw 12.3 million acres scorched and they are just now heading into summer. When the U.S. experiences wildfires, a lot of the charring occurs in forested areas. Australia's fires are most often in and around residential areas because it's pretty hard to burn desert.
When the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age or News.com.au call these wildfires 'catastrophic' and 'like Armageddon', they aren't exaggerating. Over 1,400 homes have been destroyed, 23 people have been killed and dozens missing, wildlife in some areas is nearly wiped out with a half BILLION animals dead and will need human intervention to repopulate, crops and farm animals have been destroyed, yet meteorologists warn the worst is yet to come.
Fires razed many homes in NSW forcing people to take refuge on the open beach. What supplies they could carry have run out, hence the naval ship rescue discussed in this article. This ship can only carry 700, which leaves 4,000 stranded.
It's hard to remember many humanitarian crises this extreme in a developed country. The 2004 tsunami that wiped out 250,000 lives in Indonesia comes to mind, but Indonesia is considered a subdeveloped nation. Obviously the 2011 Fukushima disaster qualifies…
If you have any extra minutes unallocated in prayer time, please lift up America's friends and allies Downunder. Incidentally, we looked at our former 10-acre farmlet property in Victoria on Google maps. There isn't a green blade of grass anywhere and the 1/2 million gallon pond Stan worked so hard to design and build is completely dry. It's likely the 2 wells are dry by now too. Stan had packed the pond full of silver and gold perch, designed it so it recirculated into a waterfall aerating it for the fish. All of that appears gone. This property was breathtakingly beautiful, full of flowers, flowering trees and shrubs, lush gardens and lawns. Now everything looks dead except for the trees. Sad as it is, it is nothing, absolutely nothing compared to what many Australians are suffering.
Things are so dire Downunder with no let up in sight, it makes one wonder if Tribulation isn't underway or a whisper away. Because Seals 2-5 are pretty indistinguishable from current events war, famine, death and killing of Christians it will be hard to tell when it begins. It will likely only be clear when Seal 6 opens a mammoth earthquake so violent it moves great landmasses and sets off volcanoes that darken the Sun and reddens the moon. Regardless of Tribulation, Australians are in hell right now.
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