the amazon rainforest wildfires burned 900,000 hectares of land

the australian bushfires have been going since august and have burned over 5,900,000 hectares, and are still going

on january 1st 2020, a blanket of smoke from the australian fires covered new zealand (the blue outline on the left). the smoke tinted glaciers brown, the sky turned orange and residents reported smelling smoke.

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mallacoota, victoria, two days ago. it's 9:20am, and the sky is pitch black. the sun is not visible - the glow in the upper left is from a light. it's 50 degrees celsius (122F). 4,000 people are gathered on the beach, trying to avoid the fires.

(source: reddit.com/r/australia/comment)

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@lynnesbian This description is quite literally hell. All you're missing is goblins with pitchforks trying to shove the people back into the fire.

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