Top Official Admits Greek Wildfires Were Caused by Arson, Not ‘Climate Change’

A top environmental official in the Greek government has admitted that the recent wildfires in Greece are the result of arson attacks that were not caused by “climate change,” as the corporate media claims.

Establishment media outlets around the world are filled with apocalyptic-themed news coverage about heatwaves and wildfires.

The majority of the fear-mongering reports claim the fires and hot weather and caused by “climate change.”

However, Greek Climate Change Minister Vassilis Kikilias has just revealed that the majority of the 667 fires that have erupted across the country in recent weeks were found to have been ignited “by human hand.”

According to Sky News, Kikilias told reporters that the people responsible were guilty of “arsons either by criminal negligence or by intention.”

While legacy media outlets have begun to begrudgingly admit that arson is playing a major role in the fires, they continue to claim that supposed “climate change” has made it easier for the fires to spread.

The same outlets frequently use fire red-colored maps to report on heatwaves, while claiming the heat is the result of “climate change,” despite historical temperature data showing nothing out of the ordinary.

However, the Greek newspaper Kathimerini notes that a significant element in the annual problem of wildfires is that “arsonists, who are usually tried for negligence since intent is extremely hard to prove, tend to get away with small sentences, rarely serve any prison time and face no other penalty for the terrible destruction they cause to humans, animals, the environment, etc.”

The Greek climate minister reported that the fires have burnt 400 square kilometers of land during the month of July alone.

This is compared to the recent yearly average of around 500 square kilometers.

While devastating, it should be noted that far more land was burned in previous years, including the recorded high in 2007 when about four times as much land was burned.

It’s also worth noting that wildfires and heatwaves ravaged the Earth long before humans arrived.

“This is not something that will just occur this year,” Kikilias said.

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“It will last and we have to face the consequences of what that means.”

Over 20,000 tourists and residents have been evacuated from their homes and hotels in recent days.

It has been estimated that 40 people have died as a direct result of the fires in Greece, Italy, and Algeria this season.

Conditions improved on Friday, however.

Temperatures in the Mediterranean region have been dropping and the wind has been slowing, allowing firefighters to better combat the fires that are still ablaze.

Meanwhile, it is not just Greece where arson has been identified as a cause of fires.

Earlier this week, police drone footage in the southern Italian region of Calabria actually caught a man apparently in the act of trying to start a wildfire.

In response to the issue of arson, which occurs annually during the wildfire season, Calabria Governor Roberto Occhiuto established a specialized task force to combat the scourge of arson, Italy’s Il Giornale reports.

The effort includes the fleet of thirty drones that caught the arsonist this week.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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