“Thousands of residents were evacuated this week, as bush fires reached the suburban fringes of Sydney, the skies turning blood-red.” NPR: Australia Deploys Military Reservists To Combat Wildfire, As Thousands Evacuate.

+ “Australia is caught in a climate spiral. For the past few decades, the arid and affluent country of 25 million has padded out its economy—otherwise dominated by sandy beaches and a bustling service sector—by selling coal to the world.” The Atlantic: Australia Will Lose to Climate Change. (Everyone will lose if no one starts fighting…)

+ Crazy photos of the deadly bushfires in Australia.