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10 Dec 2019

21 Images That Capture How Scary It Is Being In Sydney Today

This could be our new normal.

Australia continues to burn in the midst of the worst fire season the country has ever seen.

MY COUNTRY IS ON FCKING FIRE AND NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!!!! ITS BEEN GOING ON FOR WEEKS, IT HAS BURNT MORE LAND THAN THE AMAZON FIRES, FAMILIES ARE LOOSING THEIR HOMES PLEASE START DOING SOMETHING, EVEN IF ITS JUST TO RAISE AWARENESS!!!! #AUSTRALIANBUSHFIRES

And while Sydney has been spared, so far, from the terror of the blazes, the city has been shrouded in some of the worst smoke haze on record.

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Coughing in bed; choke on the smoky air. A Manly ferry emerges from the gloom. And a man wears a gas mask on the ferry. And this is a horrible new normal. #sydneysmoke

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Can we talk about it yet? #sydneysmoke #NSWfires #auspol

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Week 4 of this shit. (Top is from September, bottom at 6:30 this morning). AQI in the 300s already. #sydneysmoke #NSWfires

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#sydneysmoke #ClimateEmergency before and after

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The charCOAL coast. #NSWbushfires #ClimateChange #waterquality #sydneysmoke

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The air quality index is absolutely skyrocketing above "hazardous" as horrendous conditions return to Sydney #sydneysmoke

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I’ve never seen Sydney like this before. #sydneysmoke #NSWBushfires #Sydney

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If it wasn’t for the bridge, you would think that you are in Shanghai not Sydney #sydneysmoke

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Another normal day in smoky Sydney. The Harbour Bridge has disappeared and I look like Donald Duck! #AustraliaFires #sydneysmoke #ClimateEmergency

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@mcannonbrookes @GladysB The lovely view from my bedroom window, left. The view today #bushfires #sydneysmoke

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It is the god-damned end of times. But that won’t stop me from being festive 🔥🎄🔥 #sydneysmoke

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I am not feeling good. This is not fog. This is woodsmoke. #sydneysmoke

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Bondi Beach, Dec 2018 and Dec 2019 #sydneysmoke

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View out of my train window overlooking Hawkesbury River this morning. #sydneysmoke

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It’s years since I’ve needed this. About 20 years, actually - when battling the pollution of New Delhi. Now, with #sydneysmoke it’s back. Hope y’all breathing OK. #bushfires #nswbushfire

If you have any respiratory issues, please stay inside and stay safe. Or, if you absolutely have to go outdoors, consider using a filtered face mask.

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