Deputy PM Michael McCormack Just Blamed The Bushfires On Kids
"Most of these fires are being caused by little Lucifers running around with matches"
Were you under the impression that our current bushfires are being made worse due to devastating climate change?
Well, our Deputy Prime Minister Michael Michael McCormack is here to assure you that it’s actually all the kids fault.
In the spirit of not traumatizing children with talk of climate change, Depty PM and idiot in chief, Michael McCormack is instead blaming them for the current bushfire crisis.
This is Olympic level fuckwittery.
— stuart cassin (@CassinStuart) December 11, 2019
The Nationals leader — who last month famously said the only people worried about climate change were raving inner-city lunatics — made the comments to the ABC today.
“Most of these fires are being caused by little Lucifers running around with matches and firestarters and creating havoc,” he said.
So it wasn’t the inner city greenies after all. What a relief…
— DonR62 (@DonR62) December 10, 2019
McCormack was being asked to respond to comments by the NSW Energy and Environment Minister Matt Kean, a Liberal politician who is seemingly going against his party by acknowledging the science of climate change.
“This year is the second hottest year in New South Wales’ history, following last year which was the hottest year in New South Wales’ history,” Kean said.
“We’re seeing a record drought which is the worst in living memory and we’re seeing these extreme bushfires. There are all the things scientists told us would happen as a result of climate change.”
The dumbest Deputy PM every @M_McCormackMP is now blaming kids for the bushfires.
He calls them “little lucifers” while continuing to deny the reality and effect of climate change.
Who would have thought someone could make Barnaby look intelligent!
— Doug Cameron (@DougCameron51) December 10, 2019
McCormack is a liar, nearly all the current mega #NSWfires we are fighting were started by lightning in very dry forests in very remote areas.
The fires spread too fast to control quickly due to the very dry bush directly due our #ClimateEmergency @abcnews wake up to this liar!
— 💧Terry O 🌊 L (@yabbietol) December 11, 2019
Oh look they’ve sent McCormack out to reassure everyone about climate change, you should have worn the Elvis suit for credibility, Michael
— That Dr Sheep Person🌱💧 (@noplaceforsheep) December 11, 2019
On what evidence does the deputy pm blame children for the fires. There are more than 100 fires, many started by lightning as I understand it…. Easy to blame Others. Hard to accept culpability for years of underfunding and neglect
— Andrea Charlton (@Selinde2) December 10, 2019
How dare he blame the kids who will reap the chaos of his party’s negligence.
— 💦💦bronwen algate (@only2beyourself) December 11, 2019
— 💧🌏🌳NeilJB (@NeilJB1) December 11, 2019
There are currently more than 100 fires burning across New South Wales. Several near Bega are believed to have been lit by a 19-year-old rural fire service volunteer, who has been charged.
In Queensland a 16-year-old boy was also charged with starting one fire at Cobraball in Central Queensland, which destroyed 14 homes last month.
It seems McCormack is happy to use these isolated incidents in a bid to grasp at any straws to help him deny the reality of climate change.
I discovered something this summer. Apparently no one has ever deliberately started a fire until November 2019. Every single fire before then was naturally or accidentally occurring. Now, it’s the firebugs who are destroying everything.
— Julian Lalor (@SwizzleSister) December 11, 2019
Scientists overwhelmingly agree that Australia’s bushfire season is growing longer and more intense due to climate change. The comments come only a day after PM Scott Morrison denied extra resources to volunteer firefighters.