This is why I stopped buying this rag a decade or two ago:
Time magazine centigrade screamer Bryan Walsh joins the Great Global Warming Blame Frenzy with a piece headlined Climate Change Affects Australia’s Epic Wildfires – No Matter What Prime Minister Says. One or two corrections then follow:
An earlier version of this article misstated that New South Wales is in southwestern Australia. It is in southeastern Australia.
An earlier version of this article misstated the name of the executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change. She is Christiana Figueres, not Christina.
An earlier version of this article misstated the name of a former Prime Minister of Australia. She is Julia Gillard, not Gilliard.
Aside from those errors, and the entire idiotic premise, the piece is fine. Meanwhile, people with some local knowledge also have their say on the matter of climate and fires, including Tony Abbott:
“That is complete hogwash,” he told News Limited.
“I suppose, you might say, that they are desperate to find anything that they think might pass as ammunition for their cause.”
And former CSIRO bushfire researcher David Packham:
Mr Packham says there is no link.
“It’s an absolute nonsense,” he told AAP …
“The very best interpretation is (it’s) misguided by them not understanding how bushfires actually do work in Australia.
“If there is any global warming, the global warming is so slow and so small that the bushfire event is totally overrun by the fuel state.”
Quite so.(Tim Blair)