by Richie Merzian
[Originally published by 10 Daily, 11 Feb 2020]
In a matter of days, many Australians have been thrust from one extreme to another -- from bushfires that refuse to be put out, to flooding rain that seemingly won’t stop. It’s a cruel irony.
The unprecedented bushfires that devastated Eastern Australia over the summer saw thousands of properties destroyed, dozens of people killed and a wildlife death toll estimate in the billions. The military were deployed, and over 11 million hectares of land has been burnt.