Cultural Burning
“All the areas we burned last year, didn’t burn this year,”
he tells The Fifth Estate.
Of course, and they most likely would not have burnt last year if they had not been set alight.
We all must stop burning stuff.
Cleanairtas acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of our land and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.
However, each and everyone of us must be custodians of our air and this has not been happening.
Cultural burning is an option.    Breathing is not.
After 60,000 years we now know....
"Every single disease that is non-communicable is impacted by air pollution.
It is not only involved in worsening diseases but in causing them, and new diseases that would not otherwise occur are happening because of air pollution." - Sir Stephen Holgate, National Clean Air Conference Nov. 20/21
Joel Wright - "The language of fire."
Did Australian Aboriginals burn as we are told?

Fuel reduction and ecological burning etc. are based on the assumption that all Aboriginal people undertook fire-stick farming. Joel Wright, traditional owner in southwest Victoria, is an indigenous language, culture and history researcher. He finds no evidence of wide-scale burning in Aboriginal language and culture.
Click on the image above to watch the video
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In his journals in 1770 Captain James Cook described the land (Eastern Australia) as “a continent of smoke” and noted that “we saw smoke by day or fires by night wherever we came”.
So whichever it was, science now tells us cool burning or cultural burns, produce much smoke from incomplete combustion.
This smoke is very harmful and shortens lives.
Is this what we, and our overstretched health departments, want us to go back to?
20.02.2012 -Tasmanian ABC News:
"There has got to be an understanding that people who complain about smoke have a legitimate case, the medical science is on their side now." - Professor David Bowman.

13.11.2019 - ABC The Drum. Click on the pic to download the grab.
Fire Ecologist & Geographer Prof David Bowman says"...who cares whether we achieve FUEL MANAGEMENT with burning, fuel management can be achieved with brushcutters, fuel management can be achieved with goats." ( 16Mb)

21.10.2013 - And here is a further ABC video
Prof Bowman on LateLine with Emma Alberici  (9Mb)
21.11.2922 - Email to Hon. Linda Jean Burney
                      Minister for Indigenous Australians
01.12.2022 - Email to Roger Jaensch MP
                     Tas. Liberal Member for Braddon
                     Minister for Education, Children and Youth
                     Minister for Environment and Climate Change
                     Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
                     Minister for Parks
After 60,000 years we now know....
'Outdoor air pollution [is] a leading environmental cause of cancer deaths'. - IARC 17/10/2013.
The specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), announced today that it has classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1).
After thoroughly reviewing the latest available scientific literature, world leading experts convened by the IARC Monographs Programme concluded that there is sufficient evidence that exposure to outdoor air pollution causes lung cancer (Group 1, the highest classification).
They also noted a positive association with an increased risk of bladder cancer.
Particulate matter, a major component of outdoor air pollution, was evaluated separately and was also classified as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1).
NOTE: Similar Group 1 carcinogens are asbestos, arsenic, formaldehyde, and mustard gas.
15.10.2021 - Aboriginal Fire Rangers completed their first cultural burn
Why  are we still using our air as an open sewer?
No protective P2/N95 respirators, not clean shaven.
It is sad, who's training these guys?
https://www.examiner.com.au/story/7470276/reviving-cultural-practice/
"Particulate pollution is the most important contaminant in our air.
We know that when levels go up people die." -  Joel Schwartz, Harvard School of Public Health, E Magazine, Sept./Oct. 2002.
Smoldering eucalyptus demonstrated the greatest lung toxicity
of all the fuels tested.
Why would you deliberately want to breathe it?
Click on the pic to download a short video grab
from ABC TV News 20/1/2023
If cigarette smoke is bad then how is any other smoke ok?
It is not OK. Breathing this smoke is harmful.
Why would you deliberately want to breathe it?
"There has got to be an understanding that people who complain about smoke have a legitimate case, the medical science is on their side now." - Professor David Bowman, Tasmania. -
ABC News Feb. 20, 2012.
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