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No food, no fuel, no phones: bushfires showed we’re only ever one step from system collapse

This summer’s bushfires were not just devastating events in themselves.

More broadly, they highlighted the immense vulnerability of the systems which make our contemporary lives possible.

  • Anthony Richardson
  • The Conversation

The fires cut road access, which meant towns ran out of fuel and fell low on food.

Power to towns was cut and …

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