The Guardian claims to be scientifically-based but will always take the side of an extreme climate change policy. It is a work of fiction, as it rejects scepticism and sees the current bushfires through one lens: Australia is burning and we need to do a lot more in Australia to reduce emissions. Anyone who points out that arson is a problem, or that the fuel load is a problem is a ‘denier’ and unfit to be published in the Guardian. CO2 is the problem, end of story.
But what about the three ingredients for a fire: ignition, fuel and oxygen? Would we have bushfires if there wasn’t an ignition source? Would they be so intense without such a fuel load? To raise these points makes one a denier. No, CO2 is the problem.
Well let’s talk about Venus. A planet just over 70% of the average orbital distance from the sun as the Earth. With a mean surface temperature of 464 degrees Celsius. With an atmosphere 91 times more dense than the Earth’s and where CO2 makes up 96.5% of the atmosphere compared to 0.04% on Earth. Are there fires on Venus? Of course not, the oxygen levels are far too low.
We should embrace science, and that means looking at all of the causes of bushfires, not just asserting that it is purely climate change, end of story.
Until the Guardian genuinely embraces the scientific method I will treat it as an extremist rag not worthy of support. So, no, Guardian, you won’t be getting a cent from me until you are more balanced and scientific
But I suppose I have a choice not to support the Guardian. Unfortunately I can’t do the same with the ABC.
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