A drone video of a man suspected of setting fires in southern Italy has busted the popular narrative in the media and in government that “climate change” is behind global a spate of wildfires.
Over the course of the last several months, wildfires in Canada have generated headlines as Americans in the northeast have dealt with the smoke.
A July 1 report published by the Associated Press of the fires claimed, “Climate change keeps making wildfires and smoke worse.”
A professor named Michael Mann from the University of Pennsylvania portrayed the blazes as something the world will have to grapple with as human behavior will presumably make the planet uninhabitable.
“Is this a new normal?” he told the AP. “No, it’s a new abnormal… It continues to get worse. If we continue to warm the planet, we don’t settle into some new state. It’s an ever-moving baseline of worse and worse.”
In spite of the well-known fact that summers can be hot and dry — a perfect cocktail for fire — we’ve been told the culprit is the failure of the world to embrace green energy.
While North America has faced large wildfires this year, they are also occurring in Italy, where some of them do appear to be manmade.
Police operating a drone in the Italian region of Calabria recently filmed a man sparking fires in the countryside of the area.
After he became aware of the presence of the drone, the man on the video began to throw rocks at it:
Oh look. Police drone caught a suspected arsonist in Calabria, southern Italy, during the widespread wildfires in Sicily and Sardinia. This is unstoppable global arson. pic.twitter.com/04KBUmuE8O
— David Vance (@DVATW) July 28, 2023
It is unclear how many of those people have been arrested and charged. But their actions are inconvenient for those who continue to push the climate doom agenda on the rest of the world.
Some of Italy’s fires are most certainly to blame on human activities — activities such as intentionally setting fires.
It is not known if some wildfires across North America that have wreaked havoc on air quality and wildlife throughout the past few months can be blamed on arson, which can be difficult to trace.
Residents of New York City dealt with the smoke in June in an event that was sued to stoke fear:
Timelapse of NYC skyline disappearing due to wildfire smoke from Canada.
Officials now giving New Yorkers N95 mask to wear. #smoke #CanadaWildfires #NewYork #wildfires #AirQualityAlert pic.twitter.com/9sF8ZLhZBu
— ∼Marietta (@MariettaDaviz) June 8, 2023
The 2023 wildfires are Canada’s “Pearl Harbour Moment” in the fight against climate change. From smoke to evacuations to power outages they’ve adversely affected ALL of us.
This is a fight for our longterm security and prosperity.
It’s time to genuinely get into this fight! https://t.co/Ga0vEvUbq5
— Ryan Katz-Rosene (@ryankatzrosene) July 29, 2023
But the left’s gloomy narratives surrounding climate change and its supposed threat to all life as we know it took a hit when police in Italy released that video and when authorities in Greece said arson was also the culprit of many of its fires:
I don’t want to shock anyone but firefighters in Rhodes Greece say there are “indications of arson.” Maybe we should send them to Canada too. Climate Change activists would dump toxic waste into the drinking water if they could blame it on their cash cow. https://t.co/vz8nETgVIe
— Colette Harrington (@sweetcarolinatv) July 23, 2023
As the left collectively blames human activity for the phenomenon that has commonly been referred to as “summer,” there is no doubt entire regions are at risk of fires by human activity.
In Italy, Greece and presumably in other places, the culprits are not those whose activities include driving, raising livestock or flying to popular seasonal destinations.
Malevolent people are responsible for fires by quite literally setting them with the apparent intent to see them grow as large as possible.
Some people simply want to watch the world burn.