Australian ‘Climate’ Fires Are Pure Fake News Propaganda, by James Delingpole.
Australia’s ‘climate’ fires are fast becoming the biggest fake news scare story of 2020. All the world’s stupidest, most annoying, hand-wringing, virtue-signalling leftists, luvvies, eco-loons, shyster politicians, second-rate activist scientists and other bottom feeders are jumping on the bandwagon. …
Australia’s leftists have never forgiven Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Liberal Party (ie Australia’s conservatives) for winning the general election in May 2019. That’s because it was billed as the ‘climate election’, which the left was supposed to win.
As I wrote at the time, in Australia — as in the U.S. and the UK — the left thinks global warming is an election-winning issue. But the voters just aren’t interested. …
Now all the losing losers who lost in Australia are taking their revenge by demanding the resignation of Scott Morrison (aka ScoMo), supposedly because of his mishandling of the fires. They couldn’t beat him by fair means so now they’re trying to do it by foul means. …
Scott Morrison? Wrong person. Forests in Australia are the responsibility of the states.
Few sensible Australians believe the nonsense that climate change is responsible for these fires. The ones that do believe it are the kind of people who, in the U.S., would have voted Hillary and who in the UK would have been Remoaners in the Brexit debate, for there is a strong correlation between globalism and a love of big government and total gullibility when it comes to anything that has to do with climate change.
From Tim Blair:
Even minor attempts to reduce that fuel load are punished. Let’s suppose, for example, you have a wood fireplace at your rural house. Doing the right thing by the law and the environment, you do not cut down any trees to use as firewood. Instead, you simply collect dead branches and fallen trees lying around in the bushland dirt. This also reduces the amount of fuel available for potential bushfires, so you’re on the side of the angels.
But wait! Heed the warning from NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Central West area manager Fiona Buchanan, in April last year: ‘We are getting the message out there that removing firewood, including deadwood and fallen trees, is not permitted in national parks. We want people to know the rules around firewood collection… It’s important people are aware that on-the-spot , fines apply but also very large fines can be handed out by the courts.’
She wasn’t bluffing. A man had earlier been fined $30,000 for illegally collecting firewood in the Murrumbidgee Valley National Park. Why? Because, as Buchanan explained: ‘Many ground-dwelling animals and threatened species use tree hollows for nesting, so when fallen trees and deadwood is taken illegally, it destroys their habitat. This fallen timber is part of these animals’ natural ecosystem.’
Their “habitat”? Fire-trap or death-trap more like. Green ignorance is killing them, and us.
We know a person in WA who was sent to prison, twice, for bulldozing a fire break on his own land.
My father’s house was nearly burned down near Canberra, because it is only 100 meters from a national park that has been collecting fuel for over a decade, getting ready for a really intense blaze. Fortunately the fire stopped at his back door.
Negligence? Who let this happen all over eastern Australia (a few minutes from Eric Worrall’s house near Brisbane):
Forests are a state government responsibility in Australia. If you want government in Australia to fix the fire problem, if you want the political class to know there is a penalty for the culpable negligence that repeatedly leads to these needless tragedies, then demand the resignation of this tv-friendly pair:
Premier of NSW
Premier of Victoria
A reader writes:
The fire that levelled my neighbour’s house (Batlow) has meant at least 20 different ‘official’ vehicles, all carrying people with clipboards, have visited the site in the last 36 hours.
When too much government is never enough — after your house has burned down.