A group of climate activists calling itself World Weather Attribution is claiming global warming made the 2019 Australian wildfires 30 percent more likely to occur than was the case 120 years ago. The leftist establishment media is having a field day promoting the claim as sound science. However, objective data from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology blows the activist group’s claims out of the water.
Almost all of Australia has seen an increase in rainfall during the past 120 years. The chart below, published by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, clearly shows this.
Also, since the year 2000, Australia has been much more likely to experience wetter-than-normal conditions than drier-than-normal conditions. The chart below, published by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, clearly shows this.
Alarmist trickery with cherry-picked numbers and jerry-rigged computer models don’t change the fact that Australian rainfall has increased and drought years have been much less frequent as the Earth modestly warms. Rather than making Australian wildfires more likely, global warming is making Australian wildfires less likely.