"Climate scientists say Australia -- beset by prolonged drought and deadly bush fires in the south, monsoon flooding and mosquito-borne fevers in the north, widespread wildlife decline, economic collapse in agriculture and killer heat waves -- epitomizes the "accelerated climate crisis" that global warming models have forecast."
According to the article, 173 people died in February "during the nation's worst-ever wildfires." A week before the fires, 200 Melbourne residents died during a heatwave that "buckled the steel skeleton on a newly constructed 400-foot Ferris wheel and warped train tracks like spaghetti." Perhaps even more disturbingly,
"On the hottest day, more than 4,000 gray-headed flying foxes dropped dead out of trees in one Melbourne park."
4,000 gray-headed flying foxes in one day? That's borderline Biblical.
(Hat Tip: Vitas)