‘Climate change activist Greta Thunberg has taken a swipe at Australia’s leaders over the country’s bushfire crisis.
The 17-year-old posted an image on Instagram of a kangaroo fleeing from an out of control blaze in Conjola on New South Wales south coast and demanded action from politicians.
‘Australia is on fire. And the summer there has only just begun,’ she wrote.
‘Today the temperature outside Sydney was 48.9C. 500 million animals are estimated dead because of the bushfires.
‘Over 20 people have died and thousands of homes have burned to ground. The smoke has covered glaciers in distant New Zealand making them warm and melt faster because of the albedo effect.
‘And yet. All of this still has not resulted in any political action. Because we still fail to make the connection between the climate crisis and increased extreme weather events and nature disasters like the Australia fires.’