Australia’s Bushfires & Arson: Debunking the Climate Change Myth

Ezra Levant President of Rebel Media, on last night’s episode of his show, analyzed a detailed record published by Australia’s Spectator magazine going through the extensive list of arson attacks committed in Australia in recent months. Are the heartbreaking fires engulfing the country a result of Climate Change? It seems that Arson and the banning of control burns (as previously published on Harbingers Daily), is the more likely culprit…

Below is the full transcript of Ezra Levant’s discussion of the possible causes of the brushfires raging in Australia:


Australia’s Spectator magazine meticulously went through the news reports, town by town, in Australia and added up all the arrests for arson. There are 200 cases of arson in Australia since the fall.

Let me go through a little bit of the list:

According to my calculations and estimates, the number of individuals around Australia whose arson has contributed to the current bushfire crisis has now passed 200.

The author here is not a global warming skeptic, he just likes accuracy. let me go through some more from him:

Australia has a Firebug crisis. It will no doubt be up to future royal commissions and inquiries that calculate exactly what proportion of the current loss and destruction can be attributed to human action, but I suspect there will be a significant one.

Where’s the proof, you ask? Below is a sample of news reports from around the country over recent months.

I’m not going to show all 200 examples, I’ll just show some of them:

August 24 – Three teenage girls have been arrested for arson over 13 grassfires police alleged were deliberately lit on the New South Wales Mid-North Coast.

November 13 – NSW police believe 12 bush fires may have been deliberately led by arsonists during Tuesday’s “catastrophic” fire conditions… A suspected arsonist was arrested after a chase through the Royal National Park, south of Sydney by an Army Black Hawk helicopter. The crew the 6th Aviation Regiment unit in the Black Hawk spotted a man “acting suspiciously” in the northern area of the park, The Daily Telegraph reported.

Hmm… here’s another one:

November 14 – Police alleged a teenager started a central Queensland bushfire that has destroyed 14 homes… police say the 16-year-old boy has not been charged with arson, but will be dealt with under the state’s Youth Justice Act.

Here’s another:

November 20 – Last week we learned that the Binns Burra fire, which destroyed the historic Binna Burra lodge in South East Queensland, was started by a carelessly discarded cigarette. And the Gold Coast hinterland bushfires the week before may have been started by army live-firing exercises at the Kokoda Barracks, a spokesman for the Australian DefenceForce has conceded.

I’ll just show a couple more:

November 20 – More than half the 18 people were being dealt with by police over recent Queensland brushfires are children, police have revealed. Since the state of emergency was declared in Queensland on November 9, police said they have taken action against 18 people for deliberately lighting fires.

Now I’m not gonna show it all, but this journalist in each case is citing and linking to other published reports from reputable newspapers of record. He’s just adding them all up and putting them all on one big list.

This is one of the craziest here:

November 27 – A volunteer firefighter in Australia has been charged with deliberately lighting blazes during the nation’s bushfire crisis police arrested the man, 19 for seven counts of alleged arson in an area south of Sydney, New South Wales.

A fireman charged with arson! 72 people charged in New South Wales alone.

December 20 – As firefighters remain on high alert, police revealed 103 of the destructive fires that have last Queensland since September were deliberately lit.

Figures obtained by AAP reveal 98 people – 31 adults and 67 juveniles have been dealt with by Queensland Police for deliberately setting fires.

That’s another 98 in Queensland.

So who are these people? Are they psychopaths? Are they murderers? Well, some of them may be. Are they environmentalists trying to get a narrative going? Don’t rule that out, these wildfires are political gold for opportunists like Catherine McKenna and Aaron weary.

Here’s what the author of this piece says in The Spectator:

There are no conspiracies here. Though arson has been tried and called for before as a tool of terror, the Australian fires seem to result from the actions of unconnected individuals who are either disturbed or reckless. This is nothing new; as ecological criminologist Paul Reid wrote back in November:

A 2015 satellite analysis of 113,000 fires from 1997-2009 confirmed what we had known for some time – 40 per cent of fires are deliberately lit. Another 47 per cent are accidental. This generally matches previous data published a decade earlier that about half of all fires were suspected or deliberate arson, and 37 per cent accidental. Combined they reached the same conclusion: 87% are man-made…

It looks bad on TV and it is bad, 24 people have died, but it’s been much much worse before for people.

Today, fossil fuels are the tool to fight fires, fire trucks, water bombers, just plain evacuating people. We now have insurance to cover catastrophic losses. Most people (thank God) will be okay. Accidents are accidental, arsonists are criminals, we have to fight both. Maybe we can listen to the former deputy Prime Minister of Australia, who cited aboriginal fire practices of controlled burns.

But that’s all too boring for the carbon tax set, even in Hollywood and even here in Canada, isn’t it?