Australia is in the midst of one of the worst bushfire crises the world has seen.
Since September, entire communities have been engulfed by relentless heat and fires, and the flames are showing no signs of slowing down - which means only one thing... death tolls are rising.
Hundreds have come together and have shown amazing acts of generosity by volunteering to help communities and donating money to local authorities.
However, not everyone has shown this type of support...And the notorious Jeremy Clarkson is one of these people.
Keep scrolling to find out more...
Australia is being ravished by one of the worst bush fire crises the world has seen in decades.
via: Getty ImagesDue to soaring temperatures and one of the worst droughts in years, the relentless fires have been burning since September. We're currently in January. Just let that sink in.
New South Wales is suffering immensely at the moment.
via: Getty ImagesThere have been fires reported in every state, but New South Wales is truly taking a beating by bush fires and is undoubtedly the hardest hit. According to CNN, so far, in New South Wales alone, more than 900 houses have been destroyed.
NSW declared a state of emergency last month.
via: Getty ImagesWhat does this mean? Well, it grants "extraordinary powers" to the NSWRFS commissioner, including the authority to allocate government resources and direct government agencies in taking action, according to CNN.
The raging fires have had a devastating impact...
Seventeen people have been confirmed to have died in the fires since they started...
via: Getty ImagesIncluding several volunteer firefighters.
The Australian fire services have been stretched to their limits.Firefighters all over the country have been tirelessly battling the formidable blazes and are struggling to contain them. Keep scrolling to see the heartbreaking pictures of the aftermath.
Australia has even been forced to make a global call for help...
via: Getty ImagesAnd it was Canada that was the first to respond and take action. The Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre, based in Winnipeg, answered the call for help after realizing the bush fire situation is expected to continue for many more weeks and gave up their Christmas to help fight the raging fires.
Other countries offered their assistance...
via: Getty ImagesIncluding the U.S. and New Zealand, who have sent in more firefighters to try and help tackles the blazes.
But even with assistance from overseas...
welcome to 2020. Australia is literally burning. 4,000 people have fled to Mallacoota beach as a bushfire bears dow… https://t.co/2H0VUuWWAp— Tom Warren (@Tom Warren)1577768890.0
People have been desperately fleeing to beaches for cover.
Australian Bushfires The surreal scene at Currarong in Jervis Bay with huge plumes from the northern flank of the… https://t.co/aB0ZUf6TYU— Liliane Breuning (@Liliane Breuning)1577965325.0
How long could the fires actually be burning for?
via: Getty ImagesSadly, Australia has only just entered summer, meaning temperatures could remain high for some weeks. In fact, temperatures usually reach their highest during January and February, so there may be no end in sight for months.
The fires have also had a devasting impact on wildlife.
via: Getty ImagesSeveral of Australia's native species have been affected including kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, possums, wombats, and echidnas.
Nearly half a billion animals have died.Ecologists from the University of Sydney have said that it's thought around 480 million mammals, birds, and reptiles have died since September.
It's a heartbreaking statistic.
via: GettyBut, despite the devastating reality of what is happening to the country, not all hope is gone.
Many famous faces have now joined the fight.
I am totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia right now with the horrific bushfires. I am pledgin… https://t.co/uBcK7KoXY9— P!nk (@P!nk)1578120356.0
More and more Hollywood stars began making an appearance...
via: Getty ImagesNicole Kidman and husband Keith Urban have also donated $500,000 to help fight the raging bushfires.
Kidman took to Instagram to share a message following her donation.
Australian comedian Celeste Barber has made an unbelievable impact...
via: Getty ImagesBarber, who is very much loved and respected in her home country, has helped raise $36 million through a Facebook Fundraiser that she set up last week.
The people of Australia love her that much...Many have called for her to replace the Australian Prime Minister as she would do a better job of running the country... which, we must say, is very true.
via: Getty ImagesNot everyone has been supportive.
This will not come as a shock...
via: Getty ImagesThe controversial British TV personality, Jeremy Clarkson, has made some pretty disgusting comments about Australia's crisis.
His remarks are disrespectful and offensive...
via: Getty ImagesIn his column for the British newspaper, The Sun, he made claims that God is embarrassed by Australia... despite Clarkson openly not being religious. "I've suspected for some time God didn't want people to live in Australia."
This man shouldn't be allowed a column...
via: Getty Images"He created it as a continent far, far away where he could house all his experiments that had gone wrong," Clarkson went on to write. "He even used this remote outpost to house some of his more ridiculous ideas. Stuff he came up with when he was drunk. Like those birds that can't fly and that otter with a beak."
Does he even realize that people are dying?
via: Getty Images"Then you have the kangaroo, which gets about by bouncing, and the koala, which is permanently stoned and catches chlamydia if anyone ever picks it up... Plainly, God is embarrassed. Because he's decided to set fire to it. It's been argued the fires raging across the country were caused by global warming or out-of-control barbies," he went on to say.
He has claimed that Australia isn't for "human habitation."
via: Getty Images
Clarkson's insensitive and arrogant comments have sparked global outrage.
@JeremyClarkson disgusting write up in The Sun today! Trying to be funny about the bushfires raging across Australi… https://t.co/bmlkbUE9Ur— NicBic (@NicBic)1578161423.0
His comments need to be ignored completely...
via: Getty ImagesDespite how difficult it is, giving him attention is exactly what he wants. We continue to pray for the people of Australia and we congratulate the hard work that their people have been putting in to help restore their beautiful country.