Siberia has been ablaze again this year, with the fires this decade worse than at any time in the past 10,000 years, according to this report.
What is bizarre this year is severe flooding and fires happening almost side by side, according to this report.
These are not everyday floods, but floods that have risen to the third floor of buildings.
Much the same is happening in the high latitudes elsewhere.
The point of this post in relation to Tasmania?
Tasmania is getting warmer and drier, and it is already a windy place, with dry lightning strikes hitting the forests in summer.
Forests across the world are burning.
The Tasmanian fires last year were possibly just a shot across the bow.
Take the hint and prepare your property for a more fiery world.
Meanwhile, here’s a reminder that it does get hot in Tassie, even in the Huon.