‘They lied’: Media’s claims ‘climate change’ is to blame for wildfires debunked; Maui, Greece identify causes

Michael Shellenberger, the journalist who gained notoriety for his part in the “Twitter Files,” destroyed the media’s claims that climate change is to blame for the wildfires that are currently ravaging Greece.

In an epic Sunday thread on X, Shellenberger brought receipts and stated, “You can’t trust the media.”

The thread comes as Hawaiian officials have attributed the cause of the Maui inferno not to climate change as Democrats have insisted, but “alleged failures from the state’s main power utility company and downed power lines,” Fox News Digital reports.

In a lawsuit brought by the government of Maui County and filed last Thursday, the officials alleged that “Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) and its subsidiaries failed to properly power down live electrical equipment amid a red flag windstorm earlier this month,” according to Fox. “Due to this failure, downed power lines operated by the utility company sparked a series of deadly fires on the island, the lawsuit claimed.”

In Greece, Shellenberger states, the media again blamed climate change, when the actual cause was arson.

“The media said climate change, not arson, was behind the fires in Greece. They lied,” he wrote. “They have egg on their face now that 160 people have been arrested for arson.”

Attached to the post were two shots of CNN headlines, one from August 2021, which read, “Why wildfires happen: Debunking the myth that arson is to blame more than climate change”; next to that is another CNN headline, written on Friday, which read, “Greek police arrest dozens for arson as EU’s largest-ever wildfires rage.”

“You can’t trust the media,” Shellenberger wrote. “They lie and then gaslight you later.”

Again, he offers as proof contradictory reports from the mainstream media.

He then listed the many things the media “lied” about, from “the Great Barrier reef” to “floods.”

“And all they do is lie about fires,” he concluded.

The “climate change” excuse was parrotted even by Hawaii’s Democratic Governor Josh Green following the devastating Maui fire.

As BizPac Review reported, despite the inexcusable string of human errors that hampered firefighters’ efforts to battle the inferno that swept through the island, Green claimed those errors were “amplified” by climate change.

He used the tragedy that engulfed Lahaina to urge all “cities and states” to devote their resources not to fixing faulty power lines or to ensuring that water supplies and warning sirens are utilized, but to combatting climate change “to prevent disasters like we are seeing here.”

Shellenberger’s thread prompted global responses.

Craig Kelly, a former member of the Australian House of Representatives, stated, “One of the greatest concerns this Australian summer is that Climate Zealots will engage in arson to try and prove their religious beliefs are correct.”

“Whoda thunk?” asked another user on X. “Like those Canadian fires earlier this summer.”

However, many users were focused on the damaging effect of such lies on a democracy.

“A system that is designed around the core principle that politcians, bureaucrats and ‘experts’ can lie and do the exact opposite of what they promise with no risk of being penalized isn’t a Democracy,” wrote one user. “It’s a Fraudocracy.”


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