As anticipated, WtD is back with the “we’re all going die from fires caused by climate change” mantra. What some people won’t exploit to try and “win” in the climate science debate. No science, of course.
Update: It appears the blaze may have been started by the military (see Skynews). Perhaps one should outlaw the military testing and using explosives to reduce the number of wildfires. Unless climate change somehow enhances the probability of the military starting a fire accidentally, we can blame humans and not climate for this one.
Since I respond to the WtD blog, I am obligated to post photos of my weather lately:
What we are looking at is weather–the same as always. It’s cold here and snowing. It’s warm in Australia. There are fires in Australia. However, noted in my post https://watchingthewatchersofdeniers.wordpress.com/2013/08/12/wildfire-propaganda/ fires are affected most by fuel availability. If there is defensible space, clearing of underbrush and good forest stewardship, fires can be controlled to some degree. The reality is fire is part of nature and will continue to happen, irregardless of the ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere. Claims to the contrary are unrealistic and unscientific.