Thus, it has been so with the Victorian bushfire disaster in which more than 300 people may have lost their lives.
Tim Blair has being skewering those who are blaming global warming:
Just as they used Hurricane Katrina, warmenists are preparing to use Australia’s fires:I have pointed out before that there is a deep immorality behind the accusation that mankind's CO2 emissions are responsible, or will be responsible, for all sorts of disasters.
Thanks for the kind thoughts, Karen.
- I’m an American climate activist. My heart goes out to all suffering this devastation. I also appeal to you to tell your stories, in blogs or wherever you can; we need your voices to help get climate change laws and treaties passed. Americans don’t understand the harsh reality of GW coming to us all - Karen, San Francisco, USA
UPDATE. It’s on. A warmenist swarm commences at the ABC, Crikey and the Age, where Freya Mathews—a research fellow in the philosophy department at La Trobe University, if you don’t mind—writes:
Congratulations, geniuses. You’ve successfully predicted bushfires in Australia during the Australian bushfire season.
- It is only a couple of years since scientists first told us we could expect a whole new order of fires in south-eastern Australia, fires of such ferocity they would simply engulf the towns in their path. And here they are.
Australia's Greens leader, Bob Brown, demonstrates thusly:
Greens leader Bob Brown says bushfires like the ones raging across Victoria and New South Wales this weekend will be more frequent if climate change continues…At the time he made the statement people were being killed by the fires.
“Global warming is predicted to make this sort of event happen 25 per cent, 50 per cent more,” he told Sky News.
“It’s a sobering reminder of the need for this nation and the whole world to act and put at a priority our need to tackle climate change.”
It's hard to imagine how one could plumb lower depths than that.
However, it's almost possible, as this disgusting cartoon in Indonesia's Jakarta Post proves: