A Tesla Model 3 owner has posted two simple but powerful images of his electric car in the Australian bush highlighting the devastating impact of the bushfire crisis in Australia this summer.
The unprecedented intensity of this summer’s bushfires in Australia – due to the increasing effect of climate change caused by humans – has sparked a great deal of debate, and misinformation from the climate-denying right wing in federal politics as well as the Murdoch-led mainstream media.
These false claims included the idea that the main cause of the fires are arsonists and the lack of controlled burns (both of which have been refuted by NSW and Victoria fire authorities).
Tesla owner Rob Lang posted the images above on Twitter on Sunday highlighting the extraordinary campaign led by the Coalition government and the Murdoch media against electric vehicles in the lead up to last year’s election, and the impact of the latest bushfires.
Prime minister Scott Morrison, readers will recall, claimed that that EVs would “ruin the weekend” for Australians. To illustrate just how a weekend can be ruined, Lang posts images of his red Tesla Model 3 parked on a track in the bush both before and after it’s been impacted by fire.
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