Lately, I’m sure you’ve seen the footage of the raging bushfires (er..wildfires as we’d say in America) in Australia’s southern state of Victoria.  (What’s worst, I’ve heard these fires could have been the result of arson!)  The news is heartbreaking, particularly with the death toll reaching almost 200 last I heard.  The record high temps in South Australia – 40+ degrees Celsius (104+ degrees Fahrenheit) – have not been helping the situation. 

On the upside, Aussies have been receiving tons of love from across the world.  The US has offered a helping hand in the form of expertise of American firefighting chiefs; New Zealand is sending over 100 firefighters; Singapore is offering a fleet of Super Puma helicopters.  It’s great to see the world unite, even if it is under dire circumstances.