Super Freakononics

Topics: Awareness, Prevention, New York Herald Tribune Pages: 2 (823 words) Published: December 5, 2012
Hello, my name is Kristeena Bradberry and I would like to start off by thanking you all for being here today, as many of us had to take time off of work, school, or other activities that occupy our time. This community gathering Is to help Australia in becoming more aware, and hopefully changing their outlook and way of life on certain issues. Have you ever felt helpless in your own society, like you had nowhere to turn? Or even felt like you wanted to help your community but wasn’t quite sure how? Some of your neighbors sitting next to you feel exactly like that every day. Several of us are here because we, as a whole, are affected by this critical issue, others are here to support their families and loved ones, and there are some who are just here to find out how they can contribute to the prevention and re habilitation of this devastating occurrence.

We all are aware of the wildfires in Australia. Only because they are destroying our homes, schools, economy and even the wildlife, but nobody really knows what to do, what to say or has any of the answers. The wildfires in Australia can be prevented by better funding, more awareness groups, and the careful consideration of the residents living in this area.

In Australia, the funding for the prevention and re-building of these wildfires is very limited. Statistics show that they only have enough money to recover 43 percent of all that is lost. To put this statistic into perspective if we had 100 houses lost in a fire that only 43 of them would be re built. We as the people and the government need to set aside a small amount of each home owner’s taxes to go to the wildfire funds. The people are already paying this tax; it wouldn’t raise it for them, but rather be used for something more important at the moment. This ensures a constant income in case a serious fire occurred and the economy just didn’t have the money to rebuild itself. It happens more often than you would think. This money would also go to...
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