PAUL COLLINS. Bushfires and the Culture War. | John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations

The bushfire culture wars have already begun. For some the current crisis is apocalypse now, for others it’s just an extreme example of business as usual on our incendiary continent. Debates range over hazard reduction burning and the effects of global warming. What does history tell us? Has 2020 introduced a new era of fire?…

Source: PAUL COLLINS. Bushfires and the Culture War. | John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations

8 thoughts on “PAUL COLLINS. Bushfires and the Culture War. | John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations

      1. I find the issue so complex and beyond my understanding, yet you’d think it was a simple matter judging by the vehement and polarised views in the media and social media. Clearly climate change is a contributing factor, but there seem to be various others as well. I hope the government listens to the answers they get from their inquiry. Usually govts just pick and choose which recommendations to adopt, and that is after they’ve chosen the experts on the panel! 😬

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