To everyone who's written, asking if I'm okay in light of the horrific Victorian bushfires, thank you. I'm fine, largely because I haven't moved yet, and so the fires (at least, those particular fires) are thousands of kilometres away from me.
For those who are feeling helpless, the Red Cross has set up an appeal.
In the meantime, the north of Australia is currently sinking under floodwaters, while the northern hemisphere suffers through debilitating snowfalls. And people suspect that global warming is a hoax.
ETA: And just as I posted this, my random quote generator served up the following quote:
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
– Phillip K. Dick, 1976