Hi Judy, thanks for taking the time to read my piece.
I discount the individual experiences of firefighters because it’s unlikely that individual firefighters can perceive the totality of the situation outside of the particular area they’re fighting. A better picture is painted through understanding the issue at a macro level, and there were larger, and more fatal fires previously.
Furthermore, these articles challenge the claim that historically unburned, wet rainforest had been burnt by the recent fires, if you wanted to read them and get back to me.
Of course, the number of animals killed by these recent fires is tragic, no question about it.
My main argument however is that these fires aren’t unprecedented, and that it’s difficult to attribute them to anthropogenic global warming.
I fail to see how my Medium post is misleading or dangerous? I never claimed to be an authority on the matter, I receive no funding whatsoever for writing these articles, nor do I have a pulpit from which to espouse my views/shape society. I’m just a single person with a voice, asking questions about the dominant societal narrative that is climate change.
You can also look at my previous post here to gain a bit more backstory as to my thoughts about the climate change debate.
This notion of “dangerous beliefs” is a common rebuttal to any questions surrounding climate change. You either blindly accept everything that is told to you, or you’re somehow threatening the wellbeing of the human race by asking simple questions.