(Natural News) The horrific wildfires that are scorching many areas of Australia right now are creating quite a disturbing scenario for the island nation, as photos and videos continue to emerge that can only be described as apocalyptic. But it didn’t have to be this way, according to English journalist James Delingpole, who blames misplaced environmentalist policies for exacerbating this tragic situation.
In an article he wrote for Breitbart News, Delingpole explains how this extreme natural disaster has nothing to do with man-made “climate change” – unless you consider environmentalist interference with nature mitigation a form of human-induced climate alteration.
The mainstream media both here and in Australia has been quick to blame these out-of-control blazes on “historic” high temperatures, which simply isn’t the case. Not only is Australia not breaking any heat records, rainfall levels have also been mostly normal – meaning it’s business as usual down under for this time of year.
So, why are there raging infernos, you’re probably asking yourself? The first culprit, which has nothing to do with humans driving cars or eating meat, by the way, are arsonists, which the media has barely been reporting on in its fervor to cast “global warming” as the perpetrator.
The second culprit, and this is where ideologically retarded environmentalists come into play, is a coordinated failure by the Australian government to properly manage its forests with controlled burns, brush cleanup and other mitigatory efforts.
Similar to California’s wildfires, which were also determined to have been caused by the Golden State’s failure to keep its forests healthy, Australia’s wildfires are largely a product of environmentalist objection to things like controlled burns, dredging, and other forms of standard environmental maintenance.
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Let’s be frank: Many leftist “tree-huggers” reel at the thought of anything being burned, because that means trees disappear and smoke is created, which is simply too much for them to handle. Thus, they’ve influenced the political system to avoid doing things like controlled burns that are absolutely critical for preventing the types of raging infernos that destroy entire neighborhoods, animal habitats and even human lives.
“[W]ell-meaning idiots who don’t understand that unless you manage forested areas with controlled burns, you’re going to end up with out-of-control wildfires,” represent a form of man-made “climate change” that changes the climate for the worse, as we’re now seeing in Australia, according to Delingpole.
If you don’t believe us or Delingpole, then you might want to check out this story, which explains how deranged climate fanatics protested and ultimately stopped one such controlled burn that was supposed to have taken place in Nowa Nowa prior to these current out-of-control blazes.
These environmental morons actually held up protest signs that said things like, “Spring burns kill baby birds alive” and “Stop burning nesting birds.” Well, those nesting birds are all now gone, as are hundreds of homes and at least 17 people who were burned alive in the now-raging infernos that came instead – ah, and at least half a billion animals and counting have died as well.
The so-called “greens” in Australia have also successfully blocked routine forest clearance, another vital process for ensuring that forests don’t become the major fire hazards that they’ve now obviously become.
“… in large parts of Australia, it remains illegal to remove trees from your land even in order to create fire breaks and protect your property – despite the obvious risk this ban creates to homeowners living in potential bush-fire zones,” Delingpole notes.
“Trees have been designated a ‘carbon sink,’ which supposedly offset Australia’s CO2 emissions.”
In other words, environmental stupidity is to blame for all of this death and destruction, not people watering their lawns and failing to trade in their combustion engine vehicles for an expensive Tesla.
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