I’m sure if a math wonk were able to plot on a graph the increase in bushfire impact, intensity and volatility going back several decades, they would find a direct correlation between the introduction of government policy driven by the environmental lobby and the Greens inspired policies of hazard reduction with that same increase in bushfire intensity and volatility.
In fact, a Greens media release pretty much says exactly that by identifying the 1970’s as the benchmark decade. That neatly dovetails with the thesis linking the increase in bushfires with the rise of the Greens and the environmental movement more broadly:
“…Bushfire risk is part of the Australian landscape. However, extreme fire weather danger has increased since the 1970s…”
Although I agree in principle about the link between the Greens and the bushfires as a result of forest debris buildup, this can only happen with the collusion and co-operation of both major parties, Liberal and Labor state and Federal governments. The Greens after all are only a minority and the majors with some collusion of their own, do have the power to freeze them out in certain policy areas and to override their criminally insane and extreme environmental schemes.
State governments could start by sacking a few Greens dominated local councils. For far too long there’s been too much playing footsies under the table with The Greens.
They are a minority tail wagging the majority dog.
Consider this angle and analogy. If anyone were a hoarder, like those repeat offenders, the Bobolas family at their rat infested house at Bondi in Sydneys east, creating both a health and fire hazard, the council would issue, as they have done on several ocassions, a notice to tidy up and failure do so would result in sending in an army of council workers to get the job done and send them the bill.
Why is the hoarding and build up of vegetation debris on the forest floor over decades, creating a similar health and fire hazard, any different?