‘“The truth is often the first casualty” when it comes to any debate around climate change, Sky News host Peta Credlin says in a comprehensive recap of Australia’s devastating summer of bushfires. Ms Credlin said there is an “overwhelming … misinformation campaign” being forced upon Australians in regard to the bushfires and politics surrounding its coverage in the nation and around the world.
The Australian public are being fed the information that climate change and bushfires “are one and the same thing”, she said. “You see, while bad and the tragic … our summer of bushfires is not the worst we have seen.” Ms Credlin also said she would not be “convinced” if the federal government was to call another royal commission into the bushfires.
She instead called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to “tackle” the issue “head on” and shift the focus around the debate from climate change to addressing fuel reduction. “If Scott Morrison wants to turn this debate around, he’s got to get off climate change and onto fuel reduction”. “Forget everything else, a national hazard reduction plan and publicly disclosed information … now that would be unprecedented,” Ms Credlin said.’