Some firefighters report flames 150 metres high. Read that again, slowly. Flames 150 metres high. Higher than a 40 storey building.This is Australia’s new summer normal. Towering flames and terrified humans, huddling on the beach in the dark night or the orange glow of day. Shambolic, panicked, thousands forced to flee. Cities and towns shrouded for days and weeks and now months in a smoke haze that ranges from irritating, to toxic, to deadly. An area burnt that reportedly dwarfs the land affected by both the Amazon and California fires.