Expressing one's concern about climate change is not political posturing.
While it is to be expected that we should feel sympathy and try to help people suffering from the horrendous NSW bushfires, in feeling deep concern about climate change we are moving on to another dimension.
Rather than being seen as the problem of the area they affect, they should be seen in a global context in which extreme dryness, coupled with unusually variable and strong winds, are demonstrating their potential for disaster.
Adam Bandt and the Greens are among people of many political persuasions who acknowledge the complex operation of many factors such as temperature, rainfall, wind force, and physiography which, taken together, are called "climate change" or "global warming".
They are supported by the vast majority of scientists in recognising climate change as the greatest imaginable threat to the human species and its habitat. They have for years warned against the likely effect of inaction.
Creative artists, writers, philosophers, and workers in other fields have joined in expressing similar concerns.
Ironically, the "deniers", those who choose to reject the existence of these issues, or belittle their importance, are simply ensuring all the more that they will be realised, and perhaps, eventually, in some unforeseen, possibly incomprehensible, form.
Apologies for the losses and suffering in present and future fires should be expected from the self-serving and short-sighted politicians who are precipitating us into a dangerous and unpredictable future not from Adam Bandt and his supporters.