Scott Morrison, the Prime Minister of Australia, on the 3rd of January, cancelled his official trip to India.
The trip was cancelled in the wake of the bushfire crisis in Australia. The bushfires in Australia are increasing rapidly, leaving 500 people homeless and killing approximately 16 people so far. New Year’s Eve was devastating for those residing in South Coast, New South Wales, Australia, as the fires broke out, raising concerns about climate change issues.
Officials of the New South Wales (NSW) Rural Fire Service (RFS) are trying to rescue people from the bushfires. The RFS officials said, “We know roughly what’s happening but the fires are basically doing what they want in the landscape.”
Scott Morrison is being criticised for not speaking about the situation and being concerned about the fires disrupting the lives of several people by making them homeless.
Morrison was scheduled to visit India from the 13th of January to the 16th of January. However, seeing the current situation in Australia, he cancelled his visit to India, which he initiated upon the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
As of now, the Australian Navy is trying to rescue thousands of people stranded in the coastal areas of Australia.
Meanwhile, many environmentalists and media personnel are raising concerns regarding the climate emergency.
Hillary Clinton, an American politician, said, “With Australia on fire and the Arctic in meltdown, it’s clear we’re in a climate emergency.”
Another such message addressing Scott Morrison read, “Hey @ScottMorrisonMP, my family and I got out of Mallacoota just before the road closed and spent four days stranded in NSW by the #climatefires. I can assure you the cricket being on provided zero solaces. I hope you’re good at other things because you’re a useless Prime Minister.”
The recent fires in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil and now this bushfire crisis in Australia—they are reminders about the urgent need of combating climate change and global warming.
Twitter is flooded with posts about the current situation in NSW, Australia, due to the bushfires.