Thursday, February 12, 2009
I got this item from CCNet which anybody can subscribe to here & which anybody who wants to know something more than the lies the BBC cover us with should do.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 February 2009
It wasn't climate change which killed as many as 300 people in Victoria last weekend. It wasn't arsonists. It was the unstoppable intensity of a bushfire, turbo-charged by huge quantities of ground fuel which had been allowed to accumulate over years of drought. It was the power of green ideology over government to oppose attempts to reduce fuel hazards before a megafire erupts, and which prevents landholders from clearing vegetation to protect themselves.
So many people need not have died so horribly. The warnings have been there for a decade. If politicians are intent on whipping up a lynch mob to divert attention from their own culpability, it is not arsonists who should be hanging from lamp-posts but greenies.
Governments appeasing the green beast have ignored numerous state and federal bushfire inquiries over the past decade, almost all of which have recommended increasing the practice of "prescribed burning". Also known as "hazard reduction", it is a methodical regime of burning off flammable ground cover in cooler months, in a controlled fashion, so it does not fuel the inevitable summer bushfires.
In July 2007 Scott Gentle, the Victorian manager of Timber Communities Australia, who lives in Healesville where two fires were still burning yesterday, gave testimony to a Victorian parliamentary bushfire inquiry so prescient it sends a chill down your spine.
"Living in an area like Healesville, whether because of dumb luck or whatever, we have not experienced a fire ... since ... about 1963. God help us if we ever do, because it will make Ash Wednesday look like a picnic." God help him, he was right.
Gentle complained of obstruction from green local government authorities of any type of fire mitigation strategies. He told of green interference at Kinglake - at the epicentre of Saturday's disaster, where at least 147 people died - during a smaller fire there in 2007.
Unrelated, but I remember that an environmental group in NY state called Riverkeeper was headed by a younger member of the Kennedy clan. Maybe some of the EPA's slush fund was going to keep the Kennedy's in whores and cummunion offerings. It's a shame really, upstate NY used to be an industrial powerhouse respected around the world, now it is a third world cesspool because of the leftists (like Riverkeeper) out of NYC that dominate the state government.
Instead we have seen reporting which implicitly blames the warming, though it has been difficult for the BBC to stress catastrophic warming in the current British climate.
Neil, you didn't get the memo all of the beautiful people in NYC and London got. We are now calling this scare "climate change", not global warming.
Related, but the film about global warming called The Day After Tomorrow was modeled after a communist made film from Hollywood called The Day After that was about nuclear armageddon. The Day After was made by an outfit called Praxis films. Nowadays leftists are smart enough not to be that obvious.
I agree though, the ecopagans want us all to enter a new dark age.