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Senator Malcolm Roberts has dismissed claims the Amazon rainforest is on fire, despite the catastrophic event making international news.

Roberts told the media this morning in Yulara that he was under the impression that rainforests can’t burn, as they’re full of rain.

“Rain doesn’t burn,” he said.

“Therefore a rainforest cannot burn. If that doesn’t make sense, then God help you.”

Roberts, who’s brain is said to blow more blue smoke than a seventh-hand Ozito whipper snipper currently up for sale on a regional town’s Facebook marketplace, refused to indulge the scientific evidence put forward.

“It’s fake,” he said.

“Now if you’ll excuse me, Pauline has just had a hard climb and she needs a foot massage.”

More to come.


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