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