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Reduce CO2 emissions now - Millions of dead fish float on river in Australia

A veritable carpet of dead fish is floating down a river in Menindee, Australia. A recent heatwave and flooding is killing hordes of fish in south-east Australia. Local residents depend on the water of the river. A heatwave and recent flooding have caused a mass die-off of native fish in a remote region of south-east Australia. Photos in local media show a carpet of dead fish floating down the River Darling near the small town of Menindee, New South Wales. The broadcaster ABC wrote on Saturday that there had been repeated fish deaths in Menindee in previous years, but according to the authorities, the current extent puts everything in the shade. The AAP news agency wrote of "millions" of dead fish. The death of the fish is likely due to the heat and low oxygen levels in the water caused by the receding floods, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries said. In addition to carp, freshwater herring, Murray cod and perch also died. Temperatures of more than 40 degrees Celsius were expected in the region for the weekend, ABC further wrote. Around 500 people live in the village, who are heavily dependent on the water of the river. That's why fish kills are particularly worrying, according to the ministry. A local resident told the BBC: "We use the river water for washing and showering." That is now no longer possible. Australia: The dead fish leave a bad stench. "The stench was terrible," local wildlife photographer Geoff Looney said after spotting a huge accumulation of dead fish near Menindee on Thursday, according to AAP. "I almost had to put on a mask." Fish died en masse in the river during the severe drought of late 2018 and early 2019, according to the AAP. Australia is particularly suffering from climate change - heat waves, bush fires and floods are the result. Back in January there were reports of scores of dead carp from the River Murray lying in paddocks rotting in the sun following severe flooding in southern Victoria state. https://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/australien-fische-sterben-1.5771273

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  • Videlis Eddie

    61 w

    Sad ....quick action needed

    • We Don't Have Time

      65 w

      Dear Patrik Lobergh Thank you for getting your climate warning to level 2! We have reached out to Australian Government and asked for a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

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      • rosebellendiritu

        65 w

        Sometimes we wish to unread/unsee some heartbreaking news but unfortunately it's reality...sad

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        • Tabitha Kimani

          65 w

          Rivers and oceans have become too polluted for marine life to survive. Very sad.

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          • Peter Kamau

            65 w

            @tabitha_kimani It's heartbreaking to see such a phenomenal an ecosystem die off due to human errors that can otherwise be duly avoided

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          • Sarah Chabane

            65 w

            This is heartbreaking but sadly becoming a pretty common sight in different countries :/

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            • winnie nguru

              65 w

              OMG.. This is saddening

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              • zelda ninga

                65 w

                Climate change is indeed something that needs to be taken seriously..or else we've got so much to loose.

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                • Edwin wangombe

                  65 w

                  This is saddening... Something must be done to take care of the situation before it gets out of hand... Stop pollution

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                  • Peter Kamau

                    65 w

                    Quite angering and heartbreaking news

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                    • Patrik Lobergh

                      65 w

                      @peter_kamau It hurts in the heart and in the soul

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                      • Elizabeth Gathigia

                        65 w

                        @peter_kamau Indeed it's so heartbreaking to see all these marine lives lost

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                      • Waigwa Monica

                        65 w

                        So heartbreaking. We need to do better and save the planet.

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                        • Annett Michuki..

                          66 w

                          someone should interced

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                          • Hilda Wangui

                            66 w

                            Very sad action needed to be taken towards the marine life

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                            • rosebellendiritu

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                              @hilda_wangui we need urgent measures

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                            • Jane Wangui

                              66 w

                              This is so sad.Our marine life is danger. #Reduce CO2 emissions.

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                              • rosebellendiritu

                                65 w

                                @jane_wangui yes very endangered species

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                              • Elizabeth Gathigia

                                66 w

                                So sad 😔

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                                  • Kevin

                                    66 w

                                    Sad by all means.

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