Strong evidence indicates that humans are at least partly to blame.
Wildfires are generally good for forests but the current trend is anything but natural.
Some fires are big enough to see from outer space, others burn for a very long time, but from what I could find, this is the oldest continuous fire in the world. Beneath an Australian mountain, a fire has been burning continuously since 4000 BC.
Chris Hadfield, the current commander of the International Space Station has taken a few pictures that capture the stunning amplitude of the blazing Australian wildfires. The bushfires have been going on for almost a week, fueled mainly by record temperatures – who would have guessed? The fires are also devastating Tasmania and New South Wales, consuming thousands of acres, leveling