Andrew Bolt noted that the biggest recorded fire in Australian history was in 1851 when five million hectares in Victoria were burned. TheBoltReport
Sky News host Andrew Bolt says people claiming each new bushfire is proof of global warming is “what you’d expect from people with the historical memory of a goldfish”.\n\nMr Bolt noted that the biggest recorded fire in Australian history was in 1851 when five million hectares in Victoria were burned. \n\nHe also criticised recent expeditions to see melting ice caps in the Arctic and Antarctica which became stuck in ice in the process.\n\nImage: News Corp Australia
Sky News host Andrew Bolt says people claiming each new bushfire is proof of global warming is “what you’d expect from people with the historical memory of a goldfish”. Mr Bolt noted that the biggest recorded fire in Australian history was in 1851 when five million hectares in Victoria were burned. He also criticised recent expeditions to see melting ice caps in the Arctic and Antarctica which became stuck in ice in the process. Image: News Corp AustraliaRead more: Sky News Australia
And they happened in February, not September Andrew Bolt is the dolt History has been a big thorn in the side of the hysterical warming ideologues it's no wonder they try to ignore obscure even erradicate this history that makes fools of them and strongly demonstrates natural cycles over long periods this does not fit the extreme Left narrative.
Perhaps Andrew they should have called in the aerial bombers to extinguish the fire? Or maybe they lacked today's facilities to control fire. This is a stupid comparison! LyleShelton The 1851 fire bombing aircraft had way less capacity and range (as in zero/zero) as did the fire trucks. The forested area was 10 times as large. And the population 1/10th. They did have broom handles with wet canvas to beat the flames out though.
We’ve lost 40% of our forests since the Robertson Acts (1861) you numpties, and the rest is highly fragmented. Read a book. No volunteers back then. Got any scientists to support your denial? How about actuaries? Farmers? Any university departments? Any major businesses? Anyone at all except ‘opinion leaders’?😂😂😂 And no one says these fires are directly caused by climate change or that they are proof of climate change.
Ah the facts will set you free. Truth it appears is now in the eye of the beholder The history of bushfires, before human memory, is recorded in every tree trunk in Australia. It is a simple process to chart the bushfire history of every area over many hundreds of years. Bolt does not need to speculate. He could consult research. Inform himself.
They didn't have the capacity to stop it We do Fukwit..'
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Presumably because there was more forest and grass cover and no fire brigade, etc? Morons Yep and it was 47.2°C in the city streets. 👇 Victorian Climate is not Qld climate/ ecology . I grew up in Victoria and have lived 25 years in Qld. If we are seeing fires like this in our subtropical forests, then it’s not a good omen for NSW and Victoria
OMGTheMess lol. I heard they had trouble with the water bombers. There were far fewer people living in Austrslia back then. That's the big difference. ANTICOM_Aus 😂😂😂 the climaphobia is hilarious.. of it wasn’t so toxic! 🥴🤦♂️ This is a fire prone nation. Indeed many plant & animal species have adapted over time. Eucalypts regenerate. Pines do not. It’s the scale & ferocity of recent fire events that threaten this balance. Nature knows best. Listen to it. It’s warning us.
Ah yes my memory of 1851 is as fresh as a daisy, Mark Twain sailing down the mighty Miss, Ned Kelly mid suit wrought, Charles Darwin wanders the Galapagos and Henry Parkes but a young upstart Liberal in Tenterfield. Doesn’t stop Andrew “Blot” from being a moron though qldfires Bolt overlooks the fact that without modern fire fighting equipment & equivalent knowledge & manpower this scale of tragedy can be prevented. It’s the frequency & HOW EARLY the fire season is starting that is the concern. Our local CFA chief sees a future of year round fire risk.
If Andrew Bolt had a brain.... We have these now.
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Amazing, bushfires in 1851 - who knew. Was the biggest recorded bushfire at the end of Winter like the bushfires we are currently experiencing? OMGTheMess This is why Bolt and any conservative fails at science In 1851 Victoria was not as populated, and firefighting apparatus was limited to horse and cart.
Bolt has got to be the biggest dickhead at sky no it’s Fido so much has changed since then 1851 ffs Hang on...and it wasn't the fault of coal power fire stations or Trump? climatechange ClimateEmergency ClimateHoax I remember when I was 7, I had a Paddle Pop (chocolate) that melted really fast one day in Summer. I had a Paddle Pop (rainbow) last Summer and it hardly melted at all. I agree with Andrew...these 'alarmists' are ignoring facts.
Councils are in developers’ pockets who build estates among the gum trees. Greens woke wankers have short and selective memories. Embers landed on our houses in Newtown. LyleShelton So you don't believe in proof. So fire seasons getting longer more hurricanes and tornadoes in America flooding in Victoria and severe weather variations. Are you people stupid global weather change is occurring.
So just because we’ve had something worse, the devastation caused by this bushfire is unimportant?
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You guys are the worst. It’s got to the point where I need to block you so I’m not infuriated by your BS headlines and crap humans every damn day. Science doesn't care about your ideology Bolt. LyleShelton What, before fire trucks and hordes of firefighters? What a shit statement Lyle. Totally illogical comparison
Idiotically fails to consider the myriad of differing variables. Less clearing, fewer fire fighting resources, poorer observations, less prep, less timely response. Bolt has brain only slightly bigger than a goldfish! Andrew Bolt continuing to miss the point That is not a scientific argument. It is acnectdotal distraction.
LyleShelton 1951 Queensland - major drought - 5 million acres burned out. - back when CO2 was very low & it was record cold according to the crooks at CSIRO who admitted to doctoring the temperature data. Bushfires Drought auspol Yep. London burned once too. However throwing a bucket of water is different from a chopper and a water bomb. Jeez he is such a twat
‘Cringeworthy’ to mention bushfires are all to do with climate change | Sky News AustraliaThe Institute of Public Affairs’ Evan Mulholland says one of the more “cringeworthy things” raised amidst the “devastation of bush fires” is a green politician “claiming it is all to do with climate change”.\n\n“It’s really harrowing at a time where families are going through the worst,” he said.\n\nSpeaking to Sky News, Mr Mulholland said “we economically hamstring ourselves”, despite Australia contributing just 1.3 per cent of global carbon emissions, so “it won’t make a difference in the scheme of things”. \n\nImage: News Corp Australia evmulholland Cringeworthy to assert that increased frequency of bushfires has NOTHING to do with global warming. evmulholland And yet..science evmulholland Must be pretty awkward to be in the climate denial business right now🏭📈🔥
The race to link bushfires to climate change by the loony left always ignores the cause of the fires. We are seeing more & more bushfires caused by carelessness with power tools, machinery, poorly managed hazard burns & of course, arson. Incidents that didn't happen in the past. Back when less clearing, fewer fire fighters and zero water bombing aircraft.
LyleShelton Hi Lyle, there always has been bush fires, and the fire fighting abilities would mean they would get out of control faster in 1851. The argument is that global warming makes the frequency and risk of occurance higher Andrew Bolt continues to appease his Murdoch mafia denying masters by trying to downplay the impact of the Queensland fires when the seasonal timing, frequency and intensity of events are what needs to be discussed. ClimateChange
After more than a quarter of a century of firefighting i have seen the fire seasons extend by 4 months and volatility increase exponentially. Man made ClimateChange is real and this is only the start. Stop denying facts and force the most dirty per capita country to act! From memory the predictions were for more frequent and intense fires, not the complete absence of fires up until global warming... but who needs an expert in the face of outraged bullying (opps balanced opinion...) ?
matthiggins07 there were bush fires back in 1851? LyleShelton Would love to see the other things Andrew Bolt said today if that was the comment the social media manager landed on for tweeting. Way to make your commentator look like a complete numbnut. Yes, because it has been bigger in the past, it must invalidate the present situation. My god it is a wonder you even got into university, but no surprise why you didn’t stick it out. You are as deep as a sheet of A4 paper, and just as blank.
Did Bolt stay up late to research that? How about looking forward 50 years instead of looking back 170 yrs....dimwit
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Yes because it burnt uncontrolled and uncontained. What a ridiculous comment from Bolt. I shouldn't expect anything less I suppose. auspol I’m sure Victorian fire fighting capabilities and forest cover density were exactly the same back then. Do you think we’re all idiots ? Why would Andrew Bolt say the 1851 fires (which killed 12 people) were the worst in history, when 2009's Black Saturday fires killed 173? Surely property isn't more important than people?
1851, I'm guessing vegetation was thicker due to less land clearing having been done. There were no fire tracks. Hell, there were no fire trucks. No water bombers. No containment lines. Bolt is completely unable to answer the 'why might that be' question. How many lived or farmed there? Not the hot air that’s been spewing out of hos ass for the last decade 🤔!
And the firefighting equipment used in 1851 was state of the fucking art shit. Must have been climate change! Meanwhile, experienced firefighters with decades of experience are saying that the fire season is getting longer and fires are burning where they never used to. You guys keep parroting Bolt though......
bush fires are not proof at all idiots !
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