People have been killed. Many houses burned down. Huge areas of productive land turned to waste. Lives damaged. Time wasted. Opportunities lost.
Enormous funds have been diverted to a small air-force of expensive water-bombers, money that would have been far more effectively spend on prevention. A stitch in time saves nine.
Who is responsible for the government-nurtured firestorms engulfing the east coast? Who ignored millennia of knowledge about how to manage the Australian landscape? Who ignored the experts who pointed out that each area of forest needs to be burned off every five to ten years to prevent excessive fuel loads?
Who put us in danger by their inaction?
NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian
Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews
Forests and land management are state responsibilities. The buck stops at the top.
The message is getting out. Most people now know that the fires were primarily due to high fuel loads, which are due to bureaucrats and politicians not doing what they are paid for, and ultimately to Green ideology and Green ignorance. Rural people are seething at the climate change excuse. People who lost loved ones, their livelihood, or their homes are recognizing where the blame lies. For example: