The death toll from bush fires in southern Australia has reached at least 84, the worst in the country's history.
The BBC's Nick Bryant in Sydney said police suspect that in at least one case fires have been restarted by arsonists after being extinguished by firefighters.
"Some of these fires have started in localities that could only be by hand, it could not be natural causes," Victoria state Police Deputy Commissioner Kieran Walshe was quoted as saying by AFP. (link)
An guess who's jumped all over this crisis? The Enviro-Facist movement of course:
The leader of the Green party, Bob Brown said summer fires would get worse unless Australia and other nations showed more leadership on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
"It's a sobering reminder of the need for this nation and the whole world to act and put at a priority our need to tackle climate change," he said.
Let me get this straight:
1. Fires in Australia are believed to be caused by arsonists.
2. The Green Party believes global warming is to blame.
If a fire is caused by idiots, I think the best solution is to deal with the idiots. It isn't the time to start thinking about raising more taxes on people or increasing regulation.