Arson Epidemic, Not Climate Change, Behind Australia’s Bushfires

Arson Epidemic, Not Climate Change, Behind Australia’s Bushfires, by Thomas Williams.

Australian law enforcement has arrested over 180 people for arson in connection with the nation’s raging bushfires, as alarmists try to pin the blazes on “climate change.”

All of the 183 alleged arsonists have been arrested since the start of this year’s bushfire season, the Australian reported Tuesday, adding that 29 fires were deliberately started in the Shoalhaven region of southeast New South Wales (NSW) in just three months.

Drawing on data from NSW Bureau of Crime and Statistics and Research, the newspaper reported that “183 people have been charged or cautioned for bushfire-related offences since November 8, and 24 arrested for deliberately starting bushfires.”

The extent of the arson is vast, as police have arrested people for lighting bushfires across Queensland, NSW, Victoria, South Australia, and Tasmania in the past few months, police data reveals.

In Queensland alone, 101 people have been detained for setting fires in the bush, 32 adults and 69 juveniles, police noted.

According to professor Janet Stanley of Melbourne University, the arsonists are typically young males, aged 12 to 24, or older men in their 60s.

Meanwhile, alarmists have been excitedly pointing to the bush fires as evidence of a worldwide climate emergency caused by fossil fuel emissions.

Logically, if:

  • the bushfires are due to climate change,
  • climate change is due to increasing carbon dioxide, and
  • carbon dioxide levels continue to increase at 2 ppm as they have for the last few decades (and show no signs of slowing, as reduction efforts to date are a drop in the ocean and are far outweighed by the expansion of coal power in China),

then each year the bushfires will get worse. Not only are this year’s fires “the new normal”, but it will continue to get worse and worse. (Allowing for a bit of year to year fluctuation of course).

Surely in ten years there will be hardly be any forest left in Australia.

Are any of the alarmists prepared to make falsifiable predictions?

It’s total bollocks of course, because the first two of these three points are in error.

hat-tip Scott of the Pacific