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Burned eucalyptus trees, Chile.  As in Australia, a combination of heat wave and drought contributed to the worst wildfires in Chile’s history over the 2016-2017 fire season.  Photo: photolangelle.org (2017)


Cam Walker is the campaigns coordinator for Friends of the Earth Australia. He works on campaigns including climate and energy justice, forests and inland rivers. He is also a volunteer firefighter with the Country Fire Authority. Cam lives in Central Victoria, about 100 miles north of Melbourne.


To donate to the fire relief effort, please go to: https://www.melbournefoe.org.au/fire_emergency

For more on the fires in Australia and why they were so bad: https://www.foe.org.au/bushfire_disinformation