We know that Peter Garrett, the author and singer of Midnight Oil song “Beds are Burning” is now Australia’s Environment Minister. Adolf says Garrett was “gloating” about the fires because he’s a mad Greenie!? But no news outlet reports Garrett saying anything at all about the fires. Nor is Garrett a Green as Adolf claims, he’s Labor (and we wonder why bloggers are not part of the MSM).
For once I agree with Russell Brown. The IPCC makes quite conservative judgements on these matters ~ the preponderance of evidence confirms the AGW scenario. As to the tone of the first article Poneke mentioned, far from gloating over the wildfires, it was more of a sober warning and lament.
It seems weird that people are trying to blame the messenger (environmentalists) rather than face the issues raised.
A related controversy was sparked by the more common variety of fundamentalist (a fringe evangelist). Danny Nalliah was mentioned here and here, saying that the fires were “divine retribution”. Although perhaps a bit of fundy myself I found Nalliah’s comments insulting, completely lacking humanity, and a rather strange way of representing the love of Christ (1 John 4; 1 Corinthians 13).
UPDATE: NZConservative have also written a fine critique of both Nalliah and Climate Change proponents.