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Delingpole: Australian ‘Climate’ Fires Are Pure Fake News Propaganda

January 13, 2020

By Paul Homewood

 

A good round up of the bushfires from Dellers:

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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.

The fires themselves are all too real: no one is disputing that – or the damage they have done. At least 27 people have been killed – including four firemen; an estimated 15.6 million acres have been burned; hundreds of properties have been destroyed; hundreds of thousands of animals, both livestock and wildlife, have been incinerated.

But the narrative that this has anything to do with ‘climate change’ is the purest eco-propaganda fiction. Here is the truth about Australia’s bush fires.

Full article here.

11 Comments
  1. January 13, 2020 10:55 am

    purest eco-propaganda fiction

    There’s nothing pure about it. Just a desire to manipulate minds for ulterior motives.

  2. January 13, 2020 11:20 am

    Even the BBC is grudgingly acknowledging that maybe the Aborigines knew best how to manage the bush and prevent catastrophic fires (but the BBC doesn’t make this front page news because it disagrees with the “it’s caused by climate change” propaganda).
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-51043828

    • dennisambler permalink
      January 13, 2020 11:56 am

      Also Amazon tribes:
      https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/amazon-rainforest-fires-climate-change-indigenous-tribes-sustainable-farming-a9090031.html

      “The Amazon isn’t one continuous block of lush rainforest as in the Western imagination, but rather a landscape of multiple ecosystems including forest, wetlands and savannas. Indigenous and local communities use fire within these habitats in different ways.

      For example, fire is used in small-scale rotational forest farming where typically half-hectare plots are cut, burned and planted for a number of years, before being left to regenerate. And in the fire-prone savanna, Indigenous people use fire to drive and trap game such as deer or the pig-like peccary.

      Key to traditional fire management is the burning of small areas at different times over the whole dry season, thus producing a mosaic of burnt and unburnt patches across the landscape. This reduces fuel loads, introduces natural firebreaks and limits the potential for catastrophic fires.”

      Ready cooked crusty meat pies:
      “For many Indigenous groups in the Amazon, their entire way of life is predicated on sustainable fire. For example, the Mebêngokrê (Kayapó) people, who live in a remote region of the Brazilian Amazon, use fire to hunt for tortoises. Fire is used to clear tall savanna grasses, thus making tortoise burrows more visible and accessible.”

  3. January 13, 2020 11:26 am

    More evidence here from someone who knows what he is talking about.

    “Green zealots are blaming coal mining and climate change for the fires. They refuse to concede that the green-leaning management policies caused the fires in the first place by ensuring catastrophic fuel build-up. On the other hand, the vast number of ordinary, sensible people now realize that cool burning delivers a far better environmental outcome than raging wildfires.”

    https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/doomed-planet/2020/01/i-cheered-when-the-bushfire-came/

    • Dave Ward permalink
      January 13, 2020 11:43 am

      I’ve just read that as well, Philip. I found comment interesting:

      “padraic – 12th January 2020

      In the 1960s I attended a lecture by an Australian anthropologist who told of research (digging down and analysing the ash layers) that showed originally Australia was covered mainly by species of Casuarina trees. When the Aborigines first arrived, they used fire for hunting purposes – as mentioned by pgang – and because the Casuarinas were not as resistant to fire as were the eucalypts, the eucalypts gradually took over. Casuarinas survived mainly along waterways because of the moisture, and that is evident today. That’s not to say that Aborigines did not realise that back-burning could be a preventive measure to minimise the harm from bushfires, but hunting seems to be the main reason for lighting fires.”

  4. john cooknell permalink
    January 13, 2020 11:41 am

    A thing that sort of bothers me, is that we have started to manage our woodlands in a similar manner with no regard for possible drought conditions (they do occur!)

    The nature conservation people encourage when clearing woodland of trees and dead wood and unwanted vegetation, then require it to be left around in big piles to encourage “little” creatures. I am sure this just spreads tree disease, but where is the Fire risk bit assessed?

    • Athelstan. permalink
      January 13, 2020 1:44 pm

      Most if not all more recent tree diseases are imported and by the forestry Kommissariat who had a policy of importing saplings from eu (mainly Dutch) aboreal nurseries, instead of planting native species.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      January 13, 2020 1:54 pm

      Luckily when foresters manage our woodlands we don’t leave piles of dead stuff lying around. In terms of fire risk in the UK, it depends on the tree species. Broadleafed woodland is very unlikely to burn as there is simply very little fuel around and the trees don’t burn that readily. Conifer softwoods are different as the resin in the trees will burn and there is likely to be more fuel around. Last year I visited the site of a big fire on the Windsor Estate from 2011 to see how it was regenerating and to see how a model of possible fire in the area had been matched by the actual fire. This allows better management of the woodland to prevent future fires.

  5. Athelstan. permalink
    January 13, 2020 1:46 pm

    Jo Nova, another series of very good posts, nails it totally – this is about DROUGHT not man made CO2, coal nor even remotely to do with: so called ‘record’ Temps.

  6. January 13, 2020 4:46 pm

    I haven’t seen this mentioned anywhere but presumably the Aborigines didn’t drive cars and we have seen many burnt out cars in the news, each presumably a potential petrol bomb.

  7. mjr permalink
    January 13, 2020 5:03 pm

    shock horror BBC tell truth and state facts.!!!
    seriously on shining star in the BBC firmament, More or Less https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000d22p
    Item 1 – complete debunking of the “1 billion animals killed in aussie bush fires”
    Item 2 – factual discussion of the CO2 reductions. (ok – CO2 not really relevant and a bit of AGW and 2C by 2025 at the end”
    This is what BBC should be doing day in day out .
    Not sure how this programme gets away with not towing the line .

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