Atlantis wrote:Australians show that fossil fuel junkies will keep up denial even if the country is burning all around them. There is no hope for humanity.
These type of large-scale bushfires are so rare in Australia that the last time nearly this scale of Bushfire and similar weather conditions happened was 1851. So excuse me for not being terribly worried about "shit getting worse". If anything we're lucky the bushfire record stood for so long. I mean that's quite impressive it took 170 years to break it. None of the bushfires inbetween compared to those blazes in size and intensity. This is the first blaze of this magnitude in 170 years. Rain kicked in back then once about 6 million hectares was burnt, due to kick in soon.
Also the Greens are partly responsible for the unprecedented scale of these Bushfires since they stupidly oppose Backburning everywhere in Australia. Fuck them. I mean Backburning was invented to help fight this shit, but the Greens fucken protest it at every available opportunity. Now they're complaining about how intense all these fires are and "proof of global warming". They wouldn't be so intense if these dickheads hadn't put Grass and Trees ahead of human lives. And if ScoMo and his mates hadn't underfunded the damn CFA(Country Fire Authority) and the equivalent one in NSW.
If the next one of this magnitude occurs in less than 150 years, then maybe you'd have an argument.... Lol.
The fires will get worse every year as the temperatures increase due to climate change
That's not how this shit works, it's going to get better for a while. The fuel has all been burnt-out and now needs to regrow over the next decade or 2. Australia(or at least Victoria and NSW) can expect it's next major bushfire disaster in about 12-13 years(Black Saturday was 2006/7). 20 years if lucky. So it doesn't "get worse every year" and these events are NOT terribly common. There's only been three in Victoria since 1980. Ash Wednesday (80s), Black Saturday(00s) and this one. They skipped the 90s. This one happened to be a real whopper. Ironically extensive regular Aboriginal Backburning probably stopped the 1851 fires from being this bad. They didn't have the Greens existing and stonewalling it.
Edit:https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/management/f ... al-burning
Significant Aboriginal Backburning made large intense bushfires a rarity.... At least until the idiot Greens came along and stupidly stupidly opposed Backburning in every state at every level of Government, then complained about "fires are getting worse every year..... Must be Climate Change!", Assholes.