Paul Hogan claims Australia needs to ‘stop pretending global warming is a Chinese hoax’ – and urges the country to prepare for future bushfires
Paul Hogan has said that Australians need to understand that global warming is not a ‘hoax’ and urged the country to prepare for future bushfires.
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia at the G’Day USA event in Los Angeles on Saturday, the 80-year-old said Australia was never ‘properly prepared for the fires’, which has so far killed 33 people and more than a billion animals.
‘The big difference with the fires in California [is] you’ve got the greatest technical equipment and up to date and professional firefighters and so the fires were savage here but they got on top of them in days,’ he explained.
‘We’ve never been properly prepared’: Paul Hogan (pictured) claimed Australia needs to ‘stop pretending global warming is a Chinese hoax’ and urged the country to prepare for future bushfires on Saturday
Paul went on to say Australians need to start preparing for future bushfires as global warming is not a ‘hoax’.
He continued: ‘Starting now, get prepared. Stop pretending that global warming is a Chinese hoax because it ain’t.’
The Crocodile Dundee star also said at the event there’s a special kinship between Australia and the USA.
Fires: He explained that the Californian fires in 2018 were ‘savage here but they got on top of them in days but in Australia it’s been months because they’re mostly volunteers’
‘There’s a hundred and fifty highly skilled firefighters from the U.S. down there right now,’ he said.
‘People here are generous and they’re willing to help out those who haven’t done so well down there,’ he said.
At the event, Paul looked smart in a crisp dress shirt along with a black velvet jacket and trousers.
‘It’s a celebration’: The Crocodile Dundee star also said that the G’Day USA event was a great way to celebrate the kinship between Australia and the USA
He accessorised his ensemble with a pair of black shoes and was all smiles as he posed on the red carpet.
Other noted celebrities in attendance on the night included Olivia Newton-John, Naomi Watts, John Travolta, Delta Goodrem and Liev Schreiber.
Streaming service Stan is a proud sponsor of G’Day USA.
Devastating: The bushfires across Australia have so far claimed 33 lives, killed an estimated billion animals and destroyed thousands of homes