Half of the world right now is on fire (from parts of the Amazon to Australia) but certain governments and their profiteers would like the world to believe that climate change is fake — or in other words “nothing to see here.”
But that isn’t the case. Australia, for example, is the world’s biggest coal exporter by means; numbers, and just all the way around. Scientists, at least some, actually predicted that Australia was on the brink of disaster but because Scott Morrison doesn’t care — the government didn’t bother to listen.
In fact, in November no less than a month after the initial fires broke out, Morrison went on the record stating that Australia did not need to do more to reduce emissions and other things (very obvious contributions to climate change/disasters.)
“Climate change is a global phenomenon and we’re doing our bit as part of the response to climate change — we’re taking action on climate change,” Morrison told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in November.
But now that those fires have grown exponentially; killed at least 26, and ravaged more than 2k homes — Morrison over the last week or so has attempted to downplay previous comments backtracking faster than any politician in the western world ever could.
“There is no dispute in this country about the issue of climate change globally and its effect on global weather patterns, and that includes how it impacts in Australia,” the prime minister said at a press conference. “I have seen a number of people suggest that somehow the government does not make this connection. The government has always made this connection and that has never been in dispute,”