Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the patron saint of environmentalists, Greta Thunberg, have been duking it out in headlines as far as who is responsible for the raging brushfires near every major city across Australia.
Morrison rejected Thunberg's call for political action as bushfires spread across the country, reported Bloomberg.
Morrison said, during a news conference Sunday, it wasn't the time to "make commentaries on what those outside of Australia think Australia should do" as he responded to Thunberg's tweet that draws the connection between climate change and the raging inferno across the country.
Not even catastrophes like these seem to bring any political action. How is this possible?— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) December 22, 2019
Because we still fail to make the connection between the climate crisis and increased extreme weather events and nature disasters like the #AustraliaFires
That's what has to change.
Morrison said he's not trying to "impress people overseas" and won't cave to international climate change demands:
"I have always acknowledged the connection between these weather events and these broader fire events and the impact globally of climate change. But I'm sure people equally would acknowledge that the direct connection to any single fire event, it's not a credible suggestion to make that link."
Morrison said bushfires in Australia are nothing new and have been happening for a long time.
"There are some fires that have been started by just carelessness, others sadly have been the result of direct arson, many have been created by dry lightning strikes," Morrison said. "The drought conditions have certainly been a big contributor in terms of the dryness of the fuel load. There are also many other issues."
Left-leaning Green politicians have been critical of Morrison for not drawing the connection between extreme heat fueling some of the worst bushfires in the country's history.
Google News' Saffron Howden tweeted a visual representation of the bushfires mapped out across the country, raging around almost every major city.
My god pic.twitter.com/hfmqN7eL2Z— Saffron Howden (@saffronhowden) December 21, 2019
BBC news reported on Saturday that bushfires in Australia's southeastern state of New South Wales were at the "catastrophic" levels.
"These are the very worst of conditions"— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) December 21, 2019
Catastrophic fire warnings are in place across the Australian state of New South Wales, where firefighters are tackling more than 100 blazeshttps://t.co/1jQvxxgMSv pic.twitter.com/IbFJCBMcNo
A firefighter captured video of flames soaring above the treetops in New South Wales, Australia, where a massive fire raging in the Wollemi National Park area had burned nearly 380,000 hectares by Monday morning. #NSWfires pic.twitter.com/p0IrNLbqWB— The Weather Network (@weathernetwork) December 17, 2019
Australia has declared a state of emergency in New South Wales as strong winds fan around 100 bushfires across the state.— Sky News (@SkyNews) December 19, 2019
Around 2,000 firefighters are battling the blazes, many of which are still uncontrolled.
Read the full story here: https://t.co/m5IXnoIeNa pic.twitter.com/rQnL7wZjqg
The map below shows bushfires around Sydney were so bad over the weekend, that most roadways to exit the city were impassible.
There are now only 2 routes out of Sydney. Every other road is blocked by fire. pic.twitter.com/Njx6LveYKq— David Morgan-Mar (@dmmaus) December 21, 2019
And to make matters worse, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology reports there will be no major rain event across the country for at least the next two months.
The Morrison Government appears to be the next target of climate change thugs, led by Thunberg and her "greenie" cult.