It seems that only when their livelihoods are directly threatened will conservative voters become environmental activists. However, on another Christian forum an Australian and a New Zealander replied to me that the drought and bushfires are God’s wrath at Australia’s policies towards gays (much like Rugby Australia star Israel Folau).
You can be confident that by the time of the next election, the billionaire owned media will have carefully seeded and grown this and other scapegoat narratives, finding suitable groups to target, vilify and blame for the drought and bushfires so that the voting base remains as loyal as ever. Perhaps they’ll blame it all on Leonardo DiCaprio.
Even if you discount climate change, there are a host of existential threats that humanity faces such as the “drift of billions of tonnes of soil from lands that feed us into the blind depths of the ocean”. I wrote an article entitled What does a cruciform faith look like in a world nearing crisis?