SEARCH BLOG: CALIFORNIA FIRES
There seems to be something about hot, dry situations that bring out the very worst kind of people in the world: arsonists. That's a euphemism for mass murderer.
Australia is suffering from massive fires in the worst of summer heat and drought thanks to arsonists... people who just like to see things burn because they like bright objects because their brains are otherwise too dull to process what is around them.
This is similar to Southern California where homes have been built in desert or near-desert conditions and stand in the path of annual fires started by idiots with matches. I suspect some of these idiots have a political motive... save the planet from people sort of thing. Others are just several cans short of a six-pack.
We forget about this when it is far away like Australia. But come July or August, we can expect a La Nina dry spell and someone who never grew out of playing with matches to hit California. Of course, like California, there is bound to be some Australian with the same IQ as the arsonist who will blame the fires on global warming.
From the BBC:
Australia fire toll 'to increase'
Australian officials have warned that the death toll from wildfires that have already killed 108 people in the state of Victoria is likely to rise further.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said the numbers were "numbing" and warned the nation to prepare for more bad news.
Troops and emergency crews are still battling about 25 fires - two of which are threatening urban areas.Some towns have been almost completely destroyed by the fires, with arson suspected in some cases.