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Re: Table Mountain fire 'burns out of control' in Cape Town
re: arson I felt I should point out the media bias in presenting them as the sole cause of forest fires, especially if they're right wing outlets with a history of climate change denial. Not to say that I've seen anything to suggest more recent claims of arson around these Capetown fires are bogus (I haven't looked at them in any depth) but potholer54 had a solid debunking vid on the arson claims for the 2020 oz fires, pointing out how that been exaggerated and used as a denier talking point by oz media outlets:
(watch from around 10:00)
Just something to bear in mind... Though equally to pin it all on global warming appears to be wrong in this case. One of the infuriating things about climate science is that even while it's going to cook the planet in the long term all you can say for individual events is that it's a 'contributing factor'. Even then the media is more often than not happy to avoid mentioning that.
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