If she can segue from Ramsey to Neill, anything’s possible

Laura Tingle: Are the bushfires Scott Morrison’s Hurricane Katrina moment that he can’t live down?


“It is estimated that the fires to date represent between half to two-thirds of Australia’s annual emissions budget.”


An 1180 word article on the alleged ineptitude of Scott Morrison and she doesn’t once mention the death toll. Tingle thinks afflicted Australians are gathered around the charred remains of their bungalows (or loved ones) discussing the Paris Agreement.

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72 Responses to If she can segue from Ramsey to Neill, anything’s possible

  1. stackja

    L Tingle still f’ing the news.

  2. PeterM

    The effects of Hurricane Katrina were amplified by state government inaction, but blamed on the Republican President. Eerily parallel circumstances with the current fires.

  3. Nob

    Katrina didn’t make much difference to Bush. He got his two terms and done.

  4. Shy Ted

    ScoMo could always Twatter to her “go f*** yourself”. He could have a word in Ita’ ear. He could cut funding to the ABC. But he won’t. And he’ll be replaced before the next election.

  5. Chris M

    she doesn’t once mention the death toll

    This type firstly mention the wildlife toll – with wild guess numbers which tends to be way over-inflated. Human toll and property will get a mention if there is space. Perhaps.

  6. Mark M

    I can help LaTingle out …

    Australia bushfires: Arsonists guilty of ‘mass murder’ says PM
    Australia bushfires death toll may reach 200

    “What do you say about anyone like that [an arsonist]? There’s no words to describe it, other than it’s mass murder.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/feb/09/australia-bushfires

    If only Rudd had done something more, Morrison wouldn’t be having these bushfires.

  7. Bruce of Newcastle

    Billions of animals and birds killed because the green activists forced cancellation of most control burning and prevent hazard clearing. Controlled fuel reduction burns are milder and more localised so the fauna can get out of the way.

    So Ms Tingle what do you say to the green activists who caused this carnage eh? But maybe if you give a donation to the WWF’s koala appeal your conscience will be assuaged.

  8. Cassie of Sydney

    “and she doesn’t once mention the death toll.”

    Of course Tingle doesn’t mention the death toll because she actually doesn’t give a stuff about the dead. All she wants to do is spruik her politics.

  9. Leigh Lowe

    Do you want parallels with Hurricane Katrina, Laura?
    The drunken, incompetent mayor of New Orleans at the time, Ray Nagin, led the charge against Bush, appearing before a compliant press several times a day to deliver rants about the Feds.
    Perhaps the media should have dug a little deeper into Saint Ray.
    Nagin was sentenced to ten years jail in 2014, on twenty counts of accepting bribes before and after Katrina.

  10. The arsonists in question are first and foremost the State governments and Greens who have prevented fuel reduction burning since the 2009 fires (especially Victoria). I don’t know why, but Labor and the Greens (and all of their supporters) love to see history repeat decade after decade.

  11. Tony Tea

    If she steers clear of the death toll she can pot Morrison and pretend she’s not accusing Morrison of killing people.

  12. Fair Shake of the Sauce Bottle

    Even Sky this morning leading with stories against Scomo. Re deploying ADF : NSW Fire chief miffed that he was not advised before announcement. So was NSW Premier. Reporter asked Vic Fire Chief for his thoughts. He was grateful for the assistance. Reporter sounded disappointed at the last response. Next story was how Scomo team put up a video showing what the Feds have put into action. Story was about the negative social media response. FFS we know social media is a sewer for comments. If we wanted their stench I would not watch Sky.
    Sub Narrative: Scomo is bungling the disaster .
    Narrative: Media hates Scomo

  13. Robbo

    Tingle is a tosser and a fake news inventor. For a real journalist, that means a person who has a sense of decency and reports news without fear or favour and does not blatantly lie or deceive, the bushfires are a genuine news story that needs no embellishment and no politics. That, however, is not good enough for Tingle and other like minded left wing megaphones. Tingle invents and lies when the truth would suffice. She is not interested in the lost lives or the damage to properties and businesses with the attendant pain and suffering now being endured by many thousands of Australians. Tingle is exuberant at the opportunity to use the fires to damage Scott Morrison and his government. To her nothing else matters. What a disgraceful and disgusting piece of work she is.

  14. thefrollickingmole

    Get the sick bag ready, first flog turns the saccharine yup to eleventy..

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jan/04/the-pain-and-terror-of-these-bushfires-cannot-be-held-in-a-single-human-heart

    In short, only the feds are responsible for fires in Australia because no carbon tax.

    The fucktard even says “It will burn every year”!!! argle barglewibble!!!!

    Because no tax.

  15. Old School Conservative

    She is not interested in the lost lives or the damage to properties and businesses with the attendant pain and suffering now being endured by many thousands of Australians. Tingle is exuberant at the opportunity to use the fires to damage Scott Morrison

    Thank heavens there are no posters on this site who so callously cheer for deaths to make a political point.

  16. duncanm

    In short, only the feds are responsible for fires in Australia because no carbon tax.

    The fucktard even says “It will burn every year”!!! argle barglewibble!!!!

    The best course of action is agree with the fucktards, then ask – “ok, what are we going to do about it in the immediate term?”

    There is only one answer – reduce the fuel load.

  17. duncanm

    .. or possibly answer b) – which is have a coordinated heavy-duty fire hit squad (water bombing planes) to hit fires in remote areas early. The states need to get their shit together.

  18. Roger

    “It is estimated that the fires to date represent between half to two-thirds of Australia’s annual emissions budget.”

    We have an emissions budget into which bushfires must be factored…who knew?

    Whatever Tingle imagines herself to be, she’s just another moonbeam from the larger lunacy of journalism.

  19. Whalehunt fun

    Tingle still doesn’t have cancer? How does she contain all that stupidity and hate and yet suffer no apparent ill effects?

  20. RobK

    Controlled fuel reduction burns are milder and more localised so the fauna can get out of the way.
    If you look at fire scars on aerial photos, the cool burns and the majority of lightning strikes form narrow fingers blown by the prevailing wind at the time. These crisscross the terrain and generally the critters only have to amble a short distance and get plenty of warning of the impending danger.
    Also massive hot burns such as these will cause not only large erosion problems but the regrowth will not be the same suite of plants as before. If you want species extinctions, these fires are how you’d do it most quickly. The current management regime is awful on all fronts… including climate change. Just lay bare the forests, exterminate all the inhabitants and dry out the countryside completely. What a bunch of idiots. Thoughts and prayers to the lives lost and loved ones and those enduring loss, and those risking so much to minimise this disaster.
    Re Katrina, yes, the levees too were poorly maintained. The problem was known. Never mind climate change or federal responses. People need to be responsive to dangers around them.

  21. cuckoo

    Obese woman in tears on ABC news over all the wildlife she wasn’t able to save from the fires. What the hell does she think happened to them before 20th century cat ladies like her came along?

  22. gary

    The fires are a case where the stupid lefties have created a crisis (through not allowing management of forests – there was even a story in the SMH yesterday about a guy fined $40k for cutting down trees to protect his home from fires – the contractor who cut the trees down was fined $30k), and then using the crisis to further their political and financial causes.

  23. Bronson

    Tosser Tingle never let a chance go by!

  24. RobK

    Just received an email with a promotional video:

    The Coulson Group in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island B.C. Canada (who operate The Mars Water Bombers) are converting six 747s for fighting forest fires..

    Must be a quid in it. 20,000 gallon payload to drop 2 miles of retardant in twenty seconds, cruise at high speeds.

  25. Roger

    The fires are a case where the stupid lefties have created a crisis…and then using the crisis to further their political and financial causes.

    From the OT:

    A public takeover of utility companies is not enough, according to Kian Goh, Professor of Urban Development at UCLA.

    In order to combat California wildfires, we need to abandon “aspirations of home ownership, and belief in the importance of private property.”

  26. Morrison really needs to start hammering his detractors and call a spade a spade. No matter which side of the climate change debate you stand, the simple truth here is that the lack of adequate fire prevention measures over the last decade is the root cause of these devastating fires.

    What happened to that old adage of prevention is better than the cure?

  27. J.H.

    Perhaps Laura Tingle can go and do a report on the West Australian farmer who was sentenced to two jail terms for clearing his own land of regrowth and to make firebreaks?

    Mr Szulc was sentenced to a 3 month term in 2009 for one episode of clearing and then given another 12 months in jail in 2011 when he cleared more of his own land after he was released. A farmer persecuted for using his own land….. Unbelievable.

    As for the fires. Arson during a windy hot summer is not climate change, it’s arson……. and journalists like Laura Tingle are tantamount to encouraging political activists to light fires to remove a government as they play politics with people lives and property.

    These people are out of control. They are fascists. The rise and rise of the Ecofascists and their media shills.

  28. You can push that date a lot further back than that. Try late 1980s’ particularly after Joan Kirner became premier of Victoria and began to dismantle the Victoria Forestry Commission, which was very active in completing forestry fuel reductions burns. That’s when the ‘no burns’ mantra began to set in.

  29. Tel

    “It is estimated that the fires to date represent between half to two-thirds of Australia’s annual emissions budget.”

    What we do is, we go into emissions deficit and then print up some nice looking emissions bonds certificates, and get the central bank to buy those with newly printed money.

    See? Government emissions budget not like a household emissions budget!

  30. Crossie

    Even Sky this morning leading with stories against Scomo.

    Daytime Sky presenters and journalists are just auditioning for the ABC, only the “dark time” programs are presented with a conservative slant.

  31. tombell

    Scomo, like the feckless Abbott, will apologize and utter platitudes. Sure, the reference to arsonists is very valid. But he needs to get on the front foot big time (what would PDT do?) but he won’t – in part because he’s committed to the Climate Change hoax along with half his government.

  32. 59096

    Unfortunately, I believe this is the end of Morrison. First the picture of him and his family in Hawaii watching a sunset while Australia burned. Then the the protracted effort to return home. All followed up by ill advised visits to fire grounds and that stupid attempt at PR through the advert telling everyone how much the Morrison government was doing to help. A real conundrum. Morrison could win an election but can’t lead yet Abbott can lead but can’t win an election.

  33. You can push that date a lot further back than that.

    That’s true and I remember that period very well. The Forests Commission was removed for political reasons and just about all the experienced employees were replaced by university graduates with environmental degrees.

    An organisation where the employees often lived their entire lives in the very bush they protected and knew every inch of that bush, were replaced by urban dwelling dreamers that lived on theory rather than practice.

  34. flyingduk

    Bush burns, its natural. If you build your house in/adjacent to bush (which burns), then your house may well burn too. If you don’t like that, you need to either install decent defences or build somewhere else. I am a CFS member and saw a property at the top of a heavily wooded North facing slope at Mt Torrens survive our recent Cudlee Creek fire because the owner had installed a comprehensive sprinkler system, a big pump and a 100,000 L water tank. He ran it for 5 hours whilst the fire went through. After it, the bush was black, but his house was standing and his lawn and garden were still green. All my sheds are similarly defended. If you plan and prepare, you will be ok.

  35. Kneel

    This type of fire truck might be better for RFS than the “normal” ones – it’s a water mist type, which pulls heat from the fire, and so potentially able to stop crown fires spreading (these types of mist systems can extinguish flammable liquid fires too).
    These ones in the video have a F.O. big fan to blow the mist around (~75m IIRC), and as per video, they can spray retardant or foam as well. They use less water too, so the fire truck can potentially “do more” before a refill.
    You’d still need the normal hoses as well, but these things are worth a try IMO – if we can stop crown fires spreading, that would make a huge difference in making the fires controllable.
    Of course, we’d need to make sure they “work” under the conditions we face, but if they do…

  36. Nob

    bemused
    #3281886, posted on January 5, 2020 at 10:18 am
    Morrison really needs to start hammering his detractors and call a spade a spade. No matter which side of the climate change debate you stand

    The weird thing is that it can’t possibly make any difference whether you blame climate change or not. Australia is not an actor in that drama, it is a viewer.

    If Australia had never burnt any coal , gas or oil, or exported any , world CO2 emissions would still be about the same as they are and fires would still happen.

    If Australia was to stop all fossil CO2 emissions now, future fires would still happen.
    If shorten was PM, the fires now would be as bad.

    Climate change is a giant distraction monkey which can only funnel cash away from serious efforts to minimise fire risk.

  37. Nob

    59096
    #3281925, posted on January 5, 2020 at 10:39 am
    Abbott can lead but can’t win an election

    Wtf?
    He won from opposition with the most convincing mandate this last decade.
    He was deposed by his party panicking at opinion polls.

    Which have been wrong, repeatedly this last decade.

  38. Cassie of Sydney

    “but can’t lead yet Abbott can lead but can’t win an election.”

    I remember Tony Abbott winning an election in 2013 in a landslide….and that wasn’t fake news.

  39. Fair Shake of the Sauce Bottle

    I have two groups of friends on the South East NSW coast. Whilst it has been a difficult time for both groups they have said the silver lining has been the ability to do some gardening with a chainsaw. Restrictions are off for the time being and both have not wasted the opportunity. Many a tree 🌲 and limb was felled that day They tell me.

    Why does it take a disaster for sanity to prevail?

  40. Qwerty

    Flyingduk, I so agree with you. When we lived in the Adelaide Hills we took all the advice and installed a roof-sprinkler system, had a large fire hose, a petrol-driven pump and plenty of water, closed in the eaves of the roof and had fireproof plugs we could install on all the windows. We also practiced our response, come the day. The only other household we knew of who went one better, were people whose roof-sprinkler system was set up to be smoke-activated.
    Maybe there are circumstances some can’t prepare for, but there is a lot you can do. You build and live for your environment and the worst it can throw at you. It seems a totally missing factor in all the discussion – but then perhaps it is hard to seem to criticize people when they are down and nobody knows their exact circumstances.

  41. The weird thing is that it can’t possibly make any difference whether you blame climate change or not. Australia is not an actor in that drama, it is a viewer.

    Exactly. Whether the climate worriers are right or not, bushfires will continue to happen and they will be similarly bad if annual fuel reduction doesn’t occur.

    The aborigines did this burning for thousands of years and the bush survived and thrived. Only since the arrival of the concerned Green white fella has hell on earth arrived.

  42. 59096

    David Speers on the ABC today espousing the usual ABC line on climate change. Amazing how his views have changed now he has a left/green employer?

  43. Nob

    When my son finished his graduate drilling engineering first phase training, (2013) the instructor showed the class some pictures.

    “Do you know who these people are?”

    Nobody knew.

    Next he showed an oil-saturated pelican.
    They all recognised the image from the media coverage of the Macondo (DW Horizon) disaster three years before.

    “Those eleven guys were killed on the DWH. See, nobody gives a shit about them but they all recognise the bird. The public don’t care about you – you have to take care of yourselves”
    Was the gist of his safety spiel.

  44. Bruce

    @ debunker:

    “According to the MSM, everything Scomo does is pure politics.”

    However, the reality is that EVERYTHING the LSM say and do IS “pure” politics.

    “Pure as the driven slush”, as they say in the classics).

  45. Rob MW

    The iconic stupidity advanced by the tree huggers on the one hand & wild life conservationists on the other hand endlessly supported by a brain dead msm has to be admired.

    Bringing in laws that restrict the management of both private & public land and also bringing in laws to protect native animals is laughable on any metric, particularly the dumb as shit metric. This disaster has been 30 yrs in the making and after many, many warning signs that their native vegetation laws & policies are a fucking disaster the msm fuckwits still insist on finding someone else to blame other than than themselves and the other complete diabolical criminal ignoramuses that pushed this agenda in complete disregard of one simple fact – This Is Australia Mate – gum trees burn like petrol in the summer time and if you want to preserve life, property and native wild life, DON’T LOCK UP THE LAND. Fucking morons.

  46. Penguinite

    I get a tingle in a fundamental orifice that I overcome with regular movement of my cheeks.

  47. Penguinite

    I just don’t get it! Australia is being consumed by fire and a few ego’s are singed! Get over it guys. We all know you’re doing the best you can and our thoughts and prayers are with you. There is absolutely no point in heckling PM Morrison! As for very ex PM Rudd he is the last person that should comment about being unfit for service! As I recall past Labor PM’s had “Spin” departments larger than the ADF and still couldn’t get it right!

  48. Old Lefty

    Of course Tingle doesn’t care about the dead. Fornthe ABC and Fairfax, they are just redneck bogans who deserved it.

  49. Nob

    The point of my little anecdote up there was that the pelican was politics, a zealotry enabler, a poster boy, none better than a dumb animal that can’t speak for itself and you can emote and accuse “on behalf of”, whereas the dead rig crew were complex humans and they and their families might have different opinions of their own.

  50. Yeah that has been the long term strategy of the likes of Vic Parks etc. Government allocate more huge areas of land to gazetted national parks. Then it puts up the gates blocks access, and then claim they are managing things. Go figure.

  51. Yes an old friend and character who spent 35yrs plus working in the bush, mostly for the old Forestry Commission at Mansfield, told me only the other day back in 1990 he did a big road job up on Brocks Bluff area for the ‘pollie tour’ at the time. The cavalcade arrived with government people and there were environmental scientist with them and they did a study. Afterwards they issued a statement saying they estimated that there was 37 tonnes of ‘slash and residue’ per hectare on the ground. He also went on to tell me, that last Forestry Commission office who did any decent fuel reduction burns retired in 1983. He reckons Vic Parks should be put on trial for dereliction of there responsibility in looking after things.

  52. Nighthawk the Elder

    You know these billions of birds and animals killed (early adopters of that claim include that pommy dipshit Morgan and ageing leftie ranga Midler), has anyone actually been out and about counting the carcasses? No? Why’s that? Is it because the place is still on fucking fire, so no-one is going around collecting and counting dead wombats and it’s easier to pull some figure out of your arse and claim it as facts? Just to keep your vile narrative going?

  53. local oaf

    In all this bushfire crisis, has the Governor General appeared or even been mentioned at all?
    He or she would seem to be the ideal person to appear as a symbol of the nation and do the necessary head tilting, hand wringing etc.

    ps I don’t watch TV or read newspapers so I genuinely have no idea if the GG has any visibility at the moment.

  54. John A

    Nob #3282008, posted on January 5, 2020, at 11:30 am

    Next he showed an oil-saturated pelican.
    They all recognised the image from the media coverage of the Macondo (DW Horizon) disaster three years before.

    Nob, that might have been seen during the media coverage of DWH but I am willing to bet it was too dark and heavy an oil for the pic to be from the Gulf of Mexico. That oil was very light (both in colour and in composition) and as always floated on the sea surface, where the sun’s UV rays broke it down. Consequently, as far as I’m aware, there were no actual images of wildlife from the Gulf area affected by that disaster. Almost all the oil was broken down and dispersed before it reached the coastline.

    So, in this backhanded way, I agree with you about media coverage and their priorities.

  55. Scott Osmond

    Another thing people need to do is stop paying any attention to feces book and twitter. They are lefty ecosystems that don’t reflect what the public really think. Shadow banning and throttling anyone criticising the narrative combined with the fact that people of the right are employed and can’t post while up to their armpits in filthy water or oil mean that social media give false results for poloticians and those who’s job it is to work out what policies people support. As the 2020s unfold expect more electoral surprises as social media and voting patterns continue to diverge. Experts will continue to get it wrong.

  56. Leo G

    Whether the climate worriers are right or not, bushfires will continue to happen and they will be similarly bad if annual fuel reduction doesn’t occur.

    Very likely the bushfires will worsen. We do know that the increase in atmospheric CO2 has been increasing the growth rates of sclerophyll forest. Increasing direct fuel reduction can’t possibly match the increased natural production of fuel.
    The only effective measures will involve extensive changes in landuse along with strategic fuel reduction. At present, this is unacceptable to federal, state, and local government committed to carbon offset policies.

  57. mareeS

    Once upon a time in the 1970s, I was a young Supreme Court roundsman and there were three capital crimes: murder, rape and arson, each carrying a minimum 25yr to life sentence.

    What has happened with arson? Or murder and rape?

  58. Wil

    ABC today.
    Reports include…

    Tingles rant … See above.

    P V O Long rant anti ScoMo.

    That new Insiders replacement. Full-on rant anti government

    As above Insiders replacement. Had a second go to elaborate.

    Albanesi… Continuing rant uninterrupted or corrected for non-factual statement.

    Some ANU expert who lamented interruption to his study on the Yellow breasted honeyeater.

    Some pontificator expert who had never heard of Blaze-Aid.

    Etc….

    Can I suggest News24 put a time stamp on their media? Some images illustrating breaking news is days old and repeated incessantly.

  59. Wil

    ABC Chairwoman Ita Buttrose tweets “Australia is Committing Climate Suicide”

    This is from Michael Smith News. Worth a look.

  60. Tezza

    Tingle accidentally stumbles across an interesting point, which of course she then gets arse-about.

    When a country conducts controlled burns to reduce the frequency, extent, intensity and cost of (and human and fauna fatalities from) wildfires, IPCC accounting rules count related CO2 emissions as a consequence of land use change and management by government policy, and those emissions are counted against the country’s Paris targets.

    But if there is an uncontrolled wildfire, its much bigger CO2 emissions are in effect not counted against Paris targets, because that would cause forced contraction at high cost from other emission sources if the country’s Paris target was still to be met. The precise treatment is complicated, but if readers are gluttons for punishment, they can wade through this Greenpeace-funded piece from the ANU: https://law.anu.edu.au/sites/all/files/coast/lulucfoffsets_17_feb_2011.pdf

    Of course the controlled burns emit much less CO2 than wildfires, for all the obvious reasons plus that they are cooler burns that even emit less CO2 per M3 of fuel burnt: https://www.publish.csiro.au/wf/wf14009

    The CSIRO concludes there is “a significant potential for F(uel)R(eduction) burns to mitigate GHG emissions in forests at high risk from wildfires.”

    I guess Tingle’s innuendo is that if Shorten had been elected, there would have been no bushfires and Australia would have enacted ‘real climate action’ ™ that would have produced a benign global climate.

    The CO2 accounting issue touched on above is a real issue further illustrating the absurdity of the IPCC circus, just like the CO2 brownie points the UK gets from burning pelletised American wood in Drax, instead of coal. Australia should use to tell the Paris troughers (especially Turnbull and Rudd) to get stuffed.

    The failure of the Morrison Government to start pushing these lines shows how incompetent and ignorant relevant ministers are, and how deeply subversive of Australian national interest its Public Service advisers are.

  61. David Brewer

    The Guardian gets it right for once (sort of):

    During negotiations over the Kyoto protocol, the Howard government negotiated a special deal…An additional article negotiated in the dying hours of the conference – known as the “Australia clause” and condemned at the time by a European environment spokesman as “wrong and immoral… a disgrace” – allowed Australia to include land use changes in its emissions calculations which meant the target could be reached with only minor [ha!] changes to land-clearing laws

    Australia’s environment department projects its surplus at 294m tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent, but independent climate analysts suggest that figure could be as high as 333m tonnes, or up to 400m tonnes if tree-planting and other land use changes are counted in Australia’s favour.

    Most of these additional carbon credits have been won through Australia’s unique deal under Kyoto to count land-clearing changes towards emissions reductions.

    So La Tingle has got it arse-up. Locking up our vegetation was our climate policy. It has caused the bushfires. The Kyoto credits of 294 or 333 mtCO2 are precisely what is going up in smoke now.

  62. Squirrel

    As others have noted, not a word from Tingle about fuel load – because that’s one of those “inconvenient truths” that her crowd like to talk about – but it was encouraging to see the PM talking about that issue forcefully today. I expect we will be hearing a lot more about that when things settle down – should be very interesting.

  63. min

    Seem to remember Rudd being known as Dr Death whilst working for Goss.
    As for Sco Mo he is getting the equivalent of the aTrump Derangement Syndrome, If they could the left would try to impeach him for dereliction of duty.

  64. David Brewer

    La Tingle has got it arse-up. Locking up our vegetation was our climate policy. It has caused the bushfires. The Kyoto credits of 294 or 333 mtCO2 are precisely what is going up in smoke now.

    Come to think of it, any chance we can get La Tingle and the Leftards to discover that locking up Australia’s vegetation was Howard666’s policy, and, since he was evil, racist, etc., it can therefore be reversed?

    Perhaps we could get Albo to propose a special employment scheme for Aboriginals to use their traditional fire knowledge to back-burn at the just the right time – something that modern Mr Whitey would be far too thick to work out. After, as the ABC itself reports:

    They’ve recently produced a calendar detailing their profound knowledge of the seasons, and when and how to burn to best manage the land and avoid wildfires.

  65. Robert

    The other reason that the ABC’s scary old Cruella da Ville (one must always put the children to bed before that creature appears lest they have nightmares) neglected to mention fatalities is because despite the ferocity of the fires, the death toll is small. In 2009 Black Saturday bushfires, 173 people lost their lives. 173. Any life lost is one too many, but about 10 is actually small compared to that.

  66. Rayvic

    It is not surprising that Laura Tingle has come up with such twaddle. She comes from the left politically biased ABC, that like the UN IPCC, denies science.

    The IPCC 2013 report incorrectly claims,
    • “With a very high level of confidence, the increase in CO2 emissions from fossil fuel burning and those arising from land use change are the dominant cause of the observed increase in atmospheric CO2 concentration.”
    • “The removal of human-emitted CO2 from the atmosphere by natural processes will take a few hundred thousand years.”

    But the IPCC theory is not correct. The IPCC theory is groupthink and nothing more.

    The ABC will not admit that the Paris Accord was born of politics.

  67. Bruce

    And, if you catch the latest ABC promos for their 2020 programming, it is going to get a LOT worse.

  68. Richard Standley

    BTW…
    Neither does Ms Tingle refer to the fact that the governance of national parks is the purview of State Governments who caved in to the tantrums of the rabid left by banning removal of undergrowth, allowing property owners to properly manage their properties and so on…
    Farmers and landholders were warning as far back as 2005 that failure to remove the overburden of dead vegetation and maintaining proper fire trails would lead to disaster…
    Unfortunately the experts have been proved rights leaving the emotional toddlers of the left to stamp and engage in screaming temper tantrums, while at the same time ignoring the history…

  69. Catfeesh?

    Tingle had a decent set though, didn’t she. Back in the day?

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