Aboriginal belief is to have a special connection with everything that is natural. Aboriginals believe and see themselves as part of nature. Through thousands of years of life they learnt they impacted nature. All understood that everything on earth we should see as part human. It is true that people who belong to a particular area are really part of that area and if that area is destroyed they are also destroyed.
The short term I thank the firefights across NSW for your efforts to date and what looks like catastrophic conditions and long season ahead. I don’t pray.
Long term I accept humans are making a massive impact to nature. What we are seeing as smoke continues to build is making people sick, sad and angry. I explore what we can do to reduce what humans do to our country and the planet. Climate warming denial is denial, dismissal, unwarranted and unhelpful
Step up government in NSW and Australia and create a smart energy debate and allow the people to create and vote on the policy. Nothing is more important.
It’s important you stay up to date before, during and after bush fires and other emergencies this summer. To help, the NSW RFS provides information and warnings through a range of channels. Download the Fires Near Me mobile app here