Australia is burning. People and animals are suffering. It breaks my heart. But you mention something good might come of it and I really hope so. Perhaps we will see a rising of solutions. Please, Australian politicians, farmers, entrepreneurs, everybody, transform grief and anger into action! Blaming whoever is understandable, but positive action can take us so much further.
Premier Scott John Morrison, it is time to stand up and be a real leader! If you don’t want to stop the coal mining (yet), please start on the other side of the spectrum. Restore water cycles. Regenerate the soil. Protect biodiverse forests and plant biodiverse forests. We need to restore ecosystems if we ever want to stand a chance. If we ever want to turn the tides.
Even if people are looking at this from a purely economic viewpoint, please remember: you can just look at exports and money flowing into your economy. You can also have a critical look at imports and money flowing out. If you prevent the latter and become more self-sustaining with natural, regenerated resources, your economy will start to flourish for sure.
Permaculture started in Australia, you have so much knowledge available on how to restore ecosystems, unleash abundance and be resilient in the face of bush fires. Just do it! Regeneration Rises…