Monday, February 09, 2009

Prick of the week award goes to

Australian Environmaniac Bob Brown for claiming the deadly fires in Australia, partly because of arson are due to global warming, as reported by ABC Radio.

"Global warming is predicted to make this sort of event happen 25 per cent, 50 per cent more," he told Sky News. "It's a sobering reminder of the need for this nation and the whole world to act and put at a priority our need to tackle climate change."

Way to help the victims Bob. Wouldn't be better to have as a priority catching arsonists, larger firebreaks, more responsive fire services? Nah, cycle to work instead of driving, it will really help the victims of the fires.

Notice the Australian Green Party website has a press release on the fires that doesn't express this viewpoint. You see, it didn't go down well to point score from other peoples' misery.

Of course the Guardian takes it all seriously, even though one expert it talks (Roger Stone, a climate expert at the University of Southern Queensland,) said: "It certainly fits the climate change models, but I have to add the proviso that it's very difficult, even with extreme conditions like this, to always attribute it to climate change." While also reporting the imminent blizzard conditions in the UK.

Don't let the facts get in a good story Bob, or you doing as much good for the victims of this disaster as pissing on the fire.


Adolf Fiinkensein said...

I've been waiting for some idiot to blame Dubbya for the BUSHfires.

ZenTiger said...

Perhaps global warming also causes arson.

Surely the rising sea levels would put out the fires?

The Aussies sure are having a tough time of it, the last thing they need is a lot of unproductive theories whilst efforts need to be focused on search and rescue.

(Yes, my arson comment was a terrible joke, the fires may have simply been started in more natural ways)

Opinionated Libertarimum said...

The solution to global warming, of course, is to plant more trees and encourage thick local councils to prevent people from reducing fire hazards by not letting them cut the trees down. What a FABULOUS idea in a fire-prone country. NOT. I'm being surprisingly restrained here, but my head is screaming obscenities at the fascist greenies who helped fuel the deadly fires.