One of the earliest discussion topics here on the JohnJacobH Blog has been about Wildfires and Tree Worship and the generally insane attitude of contemporary culture toward the wilderness and even ungroomed undergrowth in urban areas.
There is a separate category for these posts:
There is the excellent post Nine Myths About Forest Fires:
And yet, the annual damage from monster fires increases.
Australia is the latest to learn the horrific consequences of misplaced environmental compassion:
Bushfire expert David Packham at Melbourne’s Monash University has blamed green groups, saying their opposition to controlled clearance in forests known as burn-offs had allowed leaves, bark and dead wood to build up for decades, providing fuel for the fires.
“Elements of the (green) movement are behaving like eco-terrorists, waging war against proscribed burning and fuel management,” Packham, a former supervisor at the government-run Bureau of Meteorology, told The Australian newspaper.
Sydney Morning Herald columnist Miranda Devine also railed against “greenies,” who she said had stopped politicians and bureaucrats from taking steps to reduce the fire hazard with their insistence that forests remain pristine.
“If politicians are intent on whipping up a lynch mob to divert attention from their own culpability, it is not arsonists who should be hanging from the lamp-posts but greenies,” she wrote.
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