Italy has admitted the vast majority of wildfires are not caused by climate change after a police drone caught an arsonist in the act.
The news came after Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterresas took the climate change narrative was tup a notch, declaring, “era of global warming has ended, the era of global boiling has arrived.”
But according to The National Confederation of Direct Farmers, Coldiretti, arson is responsible for up to 60 percent of the blazes in the Mediterranean country and is not a result of global warming.
The regional president for the southerly Calabria region, Roberto Occhiuto, said he believes arsonists are behind an even higher 80 percent of wildfires.
The claims that climate change is not to blame for wildfires was backed up a recent video showed a suspected arsonist in Italy.
“Last year in Calabria, we caught 22 arsonists, and this year, too, we are finding several,” he told the BBC.
Wildfires on the Greek island of Corfu and Rhodes have also been blamed on arsonists, despite climate scientists claiming otherwise.
Occhiuto and regional authorities are keen to point out they are putting systems in place like drones to catch arsonists.
According to the BBC, some blame firefighters for wildfires, accusing them of attempting to force local authorities to pay attention to their plight and increase funding.
Last month, Democrat presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr warned that “climate change is being used to control us through fear.”
“Climate change is being used to control us through fear,” RFK Jr tweeted along with a video of his position on the issue.
“Freedom and free markets are a much better way to stop pollution. Polluters make themselves rich by making the public pay for the damage they do,” he added.
“You show me a polluter, I’ll show you a fat cat using political clout to escape the discipline of the free market.”