What caused the bush fires
Firstly our sympathies to those who have lost friends and family to the fires, and to those who have lost homes,cars, farms, livestock and pets.
So let’s look at what lead up to this bushfire season.
The fuel loads
This problem has been building up since the 1970’s. People have been prevented from taking dead wood from forests to use in wood heaters to heat their homes. This has led to fire services needing to undertake more fuel reduction burns than would otherwise be needed.
Suggested policy change: allow people to take dead wood from forests.
This has the effect of reducing fuel load especially in areas close to access roads where fire trucks need access. This also takes pressure of power stations to produce electric heating and reduces the demand for heating gas. The best part is allowing people to take wood from forests is that there is no cost to the tax payer.
Excessive paper work to accomplish planned burns
Legislation increased the number of people required to conduct planned burns making them more expensive to do and reduced the number of burns that could be accomplished.
Suggested policy change, remove paper work and let fire fighters do reduction burns.
The fuel reduction burn season limited.
Due to the winter being too damp, fuel reduction burns were limited. Bad luck. There are complex real weather patterns that drive this. I’m sure the global warming idiots have never heard of the southern oscillation index or the Indian ocean dipole, but they are real weather patterns that do influence the weather in Australia.
Protests against back burning and fuel reduction burns
Some planned burns were blocked by activists who thought they knew better. Well looks like you were wrong. Do you feel good your crusade actually killed people for the false god of climate change? What’s better is now that there are fewer forests, there will be less rain actually making the country drier for future bush fire seasons.
About 80% of bushfires are made by people, of that 80% half are accidents, half are deliberate arson. In 2016 Victoria had a crack down on bush fire arson, this led to a 50% reduction in bushfires in Victoria. This what you would expect if 40% of all bushfire are caused by arsonists. Arsonists are often repeat offenders. New South Wales did not have the same crack down, hence many more bushfires in NSW.
Only 13 % if fires are attributed to dry lightning or unknown causes.
By allowing water to be traded as a commodity and unconstitutional restrictions on farmers using water, more of Australia’s land has been dry and ripe for burning. More areas where a spark can land of tinder dry grass rather than being extinguished in lush foliage. The dry conditions have made dry lightning worse both in terms of its like hood of occurring and its chance of starting a fire.
Suggested policy change: Ban all water trading and return the water to its rightful owners the Australian people, not corporations. End the Murry-Darling water management scheme, its failed.
Despite these obvious facts, more morons take to the streets to complain about global warming. These are in fact the very same useful idiots who created many of the conditions that increased the risk and severity of the current bushfires. It’s really ironic they call themselves extinction rebellion; I wonder how many animal and plants have now become extinct due to their actions.