The appalling toll of the Australian bushfires and the inept planning and response of their government are a warning to the world of what climate change has in store for us all.
This poses a challenge to climate change denial that right-wing politicians and pundits are desperate to distract and deflect from, in both Australia and the US.
Finally, here’s a takedown of the “but we’re too small to make a difference” excuse that we also hear in NZ, plus the coal industry figures that are largely to blame for the Government’s ineptitude.
PS: A CSIRO scientist established the link between a warming climate and worsening fire seasons back in 1987.
His warning fell on deaf ears, and Australian coal exports soared over the next four decades.