The number and severity of landscape fires is influenced by many factors, including environmental factors such as weather and climate, with the majority of landscape fires triggered by human activity (approximately 85 per cent) or lightning (approximately 15 per cent)
Yes, you read that right, up to 85%. This fact has been documentd and well know for decades, indeed, this little observation was made in 2008.
The number and severity of landscape fires is influenced by many factors, including environmental factors such as weather and climate, with the majority of landscape fires triggered by human activity
Environemental Arsonists are responsilbe for over 100 fires!
It should be no surprise then that police in five Australian states have begun investigations into alleged arsonists responsible for helping fuel the deadly bushfires that have wracked the country this summer.
On Monday, police in NSW reported they had already caught 24 alleged firebugs accused of deliberately lighting bushfires in a catastrophic season that has so far killed 18 people in the country’s most populous state.
Almost five million hectares have burned in NSW since September, destroying 1482 homes and killing hundreds of millions of animals and livestock.
Two dozen people have allegedly risked prison sentences of up to 25 years by choosing to light bushfires, despite the potential to kill and cause millions of dollars of damage, Channel Nine News reports.
Last month police in the state of Queensland began their own criminal investigations into almost 100 firebugs believed to have deliberately started blazes that destroyed homes and consumed thousands of hectares of bushland. Police revealed 103 of the destructive fires that tore through parts of Queensland since September were deliberately lit. Figures obtained by news agency AAP and reported by the Brisbane Times reveal police had dealt with 98 people – 31 adults and 67 juveniles – for deliberately setting fires.
A 16-year-old boy found to have started a fire that razed 14 homes in central Queensland and dealt with under the state’s Youth Justice Act.
Two more teens, 14 and 15, were charged with endangering property by fire over a blaze that destroyed two homes and forced hundreds to flee while more than 120 fires are still being investigated and more people could be charged.
In the state of South Australia, ABC News reports two local men have been charged with deliberately lighting bushfires and have now faced court.
Separately, an elderly man charged with four counts of starting bushfires has been remanded in mental health custody until May.
183 Cunning, Furtive & Versatile People Arrested for Lighting Fires!
Overall, across Australia police arrested 183 people for lighting bushfires across Queensland, NSW, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania in the past few months.
As stated at the beginning, the link between arsonists and the deadly fires that devastate Australia every summer is well known and well documented, with the rate of deliberately lit fires escalating rapidly during the school holiday period.
The Conversation reports experts estimate about 85 percent of bushfires are caused by humans. A person may accidentally or carelessly start a fire, such as leaving a campfire unattended or using machinery which creates sparks.
Research has shown about 8 percent of officially recorded vegetation fires were attributed to malicious lighting, and another 22 percent as suspicious. However, about 40 percent of officially recorded vegetation fires did not have an assigned cause.
When unassigned bushfires were investigated by fire investigators, the majority were found to be maliciously lit, the Conversation added.
Dr Paul Read, co-director of the National Centre for Research in Bushfire and Arson, agrees. He said the great majority of bushfires are deliberately lit by “cunning, furtive and versatile criminals,” reports ABC News.
“About 85 per cent are related to human activity, 13 per cent confirmed arson and 37 per cent suspected arson,” he said. “The remainder are usually due to reckless fire lighting or even just children playing with fire.”
Dr Read said holidays and summer were a bad combination when it came to criminal fire starters.
“School holidays are a prime time for fire bugs, but especially over summer,” he said. “The kids have got time to get out there and light, and the most dangerous adults choose hot days.”
Delingpole hammers the stake even further into the heart ot the Climate Change Dracula
"So, to be clear, there is zero evidence of any change in climatic conditions that might have increased the likelihood or severity of these bush fires. This is not — repeat NOT — a man-made climate change story, and anyone who claims otherwise is either a gullible idiot or a lying charlatan.
There is, nonetheless, good reason to believe that the stupidity and irresponsibility of man is at least partly to blame for this disaster — just not quite in the way that the left-liberal MSM and the green wankerati would have you believe.
Man-made culprit #1: all the firebugs who have been deliberately starting fires in New South Wales, Queensland, and elsewhere. You won’t be surprised that their involvement has had very little coverage in the left-liberal MSM.
Man-made culprit #2: well-meaning idiots who don’t understand that unless you manage forested areas with controlled burns, you’re going to end up with out-of-control wildfires.
Man-made culprit #3: Greens. The people most to blame for the Australian bush fires are the greens. Just like in California, their tree-hugging Gaia worship blinded them to the reality that forests need regular clearance and maintenance if they are not to become a major fire hazard. Some Australian politicians on the right side of the argument are well aware of this:
“The problems we have got have been created by the Greens,” Mr [Barnaby] Joyce told The Australian.
“We haven’t had the capacity to easily access (hazard) reduction burns because of all of the paperwork that is part of green policy.
“We don’t have access to dams because they have been decommissioned on national parks because of green policy. We have trees that have fallen over vehicles and block roads, so people cannot either get access to fight a fire or to get away from fires. And we can’t knock over the trees because of Greens policy.
Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack has lashed the “disgraceful, disgusting” behaviour of “raving inner-city lunatics” for linking climate change to the ferocious bushfires burning across Queensland and NSW."
Oh, and the picture used in this article….that’s FALSE as well. It is an artist’s rendition, like most things from NASA.
Sing With me Now Choir
"Wheel of Fortune", Sally Ride, heavy metal, suicide, Foreign debts, homeless vets, AIDS, crack, Bernie Goetz Hypodermics on the shores, China's under martial law Rock and roller cola wars, I can't take it anymore
We didn't start the fire,
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it"
Staff Writer | Amanda Hopkins |
FIRST PUBLISHED | 08:30 | 08 January 2020 |
Source 01 | Delingpole on Australia – Brilliant
Source 02 | PolitiFact
Source 03 | BBC Misleading Fire-Map
Source 04 | MIT Misleading Review
Source 05 | Natural News – Environmental Arsonists
Source 06 | AUS Govt Paper on Emergency Management
Source 07 |Breitbart on Australia Police Investigations
Source 08 | Climate Change Narrative Collapses