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New Year Fireworks Sydney

Seems crazy. Australia is on fire and still they want to set off 100's of tons of fireworks. A bit ga-ga

But hope ( little ) is there

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-50934149
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Re: New Year Fireworks Sydney

Isn’t it over a harbour, though, and not in a tinder-dry forest? I imagine they’ve looked at the risks.
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Re: New Year Fireworks Sydney

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Isn’t it over a harbour, though, and not in a tinder-dry forest? I imagine they’ve looked at the risks.
Not so much risk . Its more that it seems like a trauma for some people directly affected by fire

But of course its " carbon offset ". So anything is allowed here

And the most important thing. Money. It brings lovely money money money!
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Re: New Year Fireworks Sydney

But of course the Melbourne firework was much better!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Rk_7XfCRus
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Re: New Year Fireworks Sydney

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Isn’t it over a harbour, though, and not in a tinder-dry forest? I imagine they’ve looked at the risks.
Yep, and they had professional firefighters assessing the potential risks, with the right to call it off if the wind made it dangerous.

As for the money, which some people claimed could be better spent helping those affected by the fires, the amount spent on the fireworks was tiny compared to the amount tourists brought in, which enters the economy and helps everyone - they also had places where you could donate money to fire relief work directly.
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