Monthly Archives: December 2019

500 million animals lost in Australian bushfires in 2019

The Extinction Chronicles

500 million animals lost in Australian bushfires in 2019

500 million animals lost in Australian bushfires in 2019

Australian bushfires : The true scope of the disaster is emerging, with ecologists reporting a heartbreaking mass loss of animals.

Sydney, NSW – The true cost of the bushfires on the Australian environment and ecology is only just coming to light.

Ecologists from the University of Sydney now estimate some 480 million mammals, birds & reptiles have been lost by the devastating bushfires in 2019.

There are now fears entire species of animals and plant life may be lost forever, with scientists moving to understand the full scope of destruction.

The estimates include some 8,000 koalas lost in the flames. About 30% of the entire koala population of NSW’s mid-north coast region has perished. There were only 28,000 koalas in the entire region before…

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Where’s The Pepperidge Farm Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread?

I’ve always loved this bread – still do, and treat myself to a toasted (best way) buttered slice some mornings.

I freeze the loaf to keep it fresh, and take a slice, put it in the microwave for about 10 seconds, to get it ready for toasting.  My tongue is already hanging out in anticipation.

I finally got to the last slice, which I had placed in the fridge a couple of days ago, so I put it on my shopping list for the next spree in Publix.  Doesn’t everybody have a food shopping list?

I usually make my Publix visits on Sunday morning, and my quest started almost a couple of months ago.  There was no P.F. Cinnamon Raisin Swirl bread on the shelf, so I spoke to the Manager – found out there’s no bread delivery on Sundays, so I made a mental note to come back during the week.

Still no P.F. Cinnamon Raisin Swirl bread.  I figured it was all sold out.  Went to “Customer Service” and put in a special order for the bread.  (I knew it might be an exercise in futility, but I did it anyway).

This continued for about a month – in the meantime, I was suffering from anxiety.  I started to have withdrawal symptoms – sweating, tasting the bread toasted and almost dripping with melted butter – yummm!  You understand, don’t you?

Last week, my efforts were rewarded – but it didn’t turn out the way you might expect.

I happened to complain again, but this time, I got the RIGHT PERSON!  She said, “Oh, it’s not on the shelf with the other Pepperidge Farm breads.  It’s further down on the shelf and to make things easier for our customers, we’ve grouped all the different brands of Cinnamon Raisin Swirl breads together.”

So much for progress.