Wednesday, 19 February 2020

A man cleans the forecourt of Parliament House surrounded by smoke haze early morning in Canberra, Sunday, January 5, 2020. Smoke from Australia's bushfires has blanketed its major cities over the past month, turned the sky over New Zealand bright orange and left sooty deposits on its glaciers and drifted across the Pacific to South America. AAP Image/Lukas Coch via REUTERS

A view of orange skies in Auckland, New Zealand, from smoke plumes caused by bushfires in Australia January 5, 2020, in this picture obtained from social media. Reuters used readings from NASA's Global Modeling and Assimilation Office showing hourly estimates of the amount of organic carbon released into the atmosphere to create an animation showing the spread of smoke. TWITTER @ZIMENAJ/via REUTERS

A DC-10 Air Tanker makes a pass to drop fire retardant on a bushfire in North Nowra, south of Sydney, Australia, January 4, 2020. Smoke from Australia's bushfires has blanketed its major cities over the past month, turned the sky over New Zealand bright orange and left sooty deposits on its glaciers and drifted across the Pacific to South America. AAP Image/Mick Tsikas/via REUTERS

Heavy smoke shrouds yachts moored at Batemans Bay, New South Wales, Australia January 4, 2020. Smoke from Australia's bushfires has blanketed its major cities over the past month, turned the sky over New Zealand bright orange and left sooty deposits on its glaciers and drifted across the Pacific to South America. AAP Image/Dean Lewins/via REUTERS

A supplied image obtained January 3, 2020 shows HMAS Choules off the coast of Victoria, Australia January 2, 2020. Picture taken January 2, 2020. Smoke from Australia's bushfires has blanketed its major cities over the past month, turned the sky over New Zealand bright orange and left sooty deposits on its glaciers and drifted across the Pacific to South America. AAP Image/Supplied by the Department of Defence/via REUTERS

A view of orange skies in Auckland, New Zealand, from smoke plumes caused by bushfires in Australia January 5, 2020, in this picture obtained from social media. Smoke from Australia's bushfires has blanketed its major cities over the past month, turned the sky over New Zealand bright orange and left sooty deposits on its glaciers and drifted across the Pacific to South America. TWITTER @ZIMENAJ/via REUTERS