Air quality readings were off the charts in Sydney yesterday with readings more than five-times “hazardous” levels in some suburbs.
Sydney’s worst single day on record for smoke haze forced thousands of workers to abandon work sites, schools to cancel excursions and sports and firefighters to attend scores of jobs.
“I can’t breathe. They say something like 100 bush and grass fires are raging across the state. The city I live in feels like a scene from Blade Runner 2049 come to life in 2019. There is no other way to see it: our dead future is here.”