Fires Expose Green Folly


by Viv Forbes, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club, ©2020

Photo: Angelo_Giordano at Pixabay, License

(Jan. 9, 2020) — Green Folly locked up 11% of Australia in a tinder-box of bushfire fuel, much of which is now burnt or burning.

Green Folly closed forest tracks and gates, expelled foresters and timber-workers and prevented property owners from removing flammable fuel from their own land and adjacent roads, parks and forests. Those responsible for these follies should face Class Action.

Green Folly promotes electric vehicles but not one fire truck, dozer, water bomber, helicopter, ambulance or naval vessel ran on batteries. They all used hydro-carbon fuels – diesel, petrol or avgas. And with so many power lines down, electric toys could not have recharged their batteries anyway.

Green Folly believed that widely scattered wind turbines, solar panels and their spider-webs of transmission lines would continue to produce power in gale-force firestorms and thick smoke. Many will be burnt. Blackouts are inevitable.

Green Folly promotes “green” building materials like timber which adds fuel to fires while using fake CO2 scares to denigrate steel and concrete which won’t burn.

For decades, Green Folly opposed every new dam proposal and wasted stored water on another Green Folly – “Environmental Flows”. Dams were emptied, farmers suffered, towns ran out of water, food prices increased and some fire-fighting water bombers had to take water from private dams.

It was criminal Green Folly that babbled on about “the Climate Emergency” while they sponsored forest conditions that caused agonizing deaths for so many innocents – residents, firefighters, live-stock, koalas and other native animals, birds and insects.

Australia cannot afford any more Green Follies.

Politicians must stop sacrificing Australians on the Green altar.

Viv Forbes
9 January 2020
Washpool   Qld   4306   Australia

Viv Forbes is Executive Director of the Saltbush Club.

Further Reading:

Green ideology, not climate change, makes bushfires worse:

The Truth About the Australian Bushfires:

Here are the culprits:

While our ABC amends the past:

Our friends the timber workers:

Some Background:

One Response to "Fires Expose Green Folly"

  1. Barbara Lynn Huck   Friday, January 10, 2020 at 12:41 AM

    Ms. Forbes, I am so sorry for Australia, her people and her animals. I agree. There should be a class action lawsuit brought against the people/agencies that state the fires are caused by climate change. We who know California, know that isn’t the case. It is because the government will not allow the underbrush and trees that need downed to be kept clean. There should be controlled burns to create right of ways for fire fighters. I know California lets the water that flows from the mountains to flow into the Pacific Ocean. There are no retention ponds, dams, or wet lands to help keep the water for use and not in the ocean. They also will not allow controlled burns and cutting. The government are not educated on forest management There should be forestry units that are not government or politically run. They need to be totally independent. I pray an end to the fires is soon.


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