A Massive Dust Storm Has Turned an Australian City Red according to an image which has been trending all over the world
On Thursday, it looked like Mars in the Australian city of Mildura.
A dust storm turned the sky bright orange and covered everything in sight. Photos from the city, in the state of Victoria, look like they have been filtered with a red lens.
The dust hit the city around midday with winds measuring up to 40 kilometres per hour (about 24.8 miles per hour) and temperatures hitting nearly 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit)..
The dust storm was exacerbated by the same gale-force winds and high temperatures that have contributed to deadly bushfires sweeping across New South Wales and Queensland states, further north of Victoria.
Also, Australia’s PM denied his climate policies had caused unprecedented bushfires ravaging the country and insisted his government was doing enough to tackle global warming.
His comments came after weeks spent refusing to speak about the link between climate change and deadly fires described by the emergency services as unprecedented in number and scale for the early bushfire season.
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