Independent Senator Cory Bernardi says "it's disgusting" some politicians are trying to make climate policy points on the back of deadly bushfires.
Greens leader Richard Di Natale took to Twitter - with the knowledge three people lost their lives and 150 homes were destroyed in fire - to blame those with differing political views for the bushfires currently devastating parts of the country.
"We're in a climate emergency. The government needs to act immediately, by listening to the science, phasing out of coal, and investing significantly in our capacity to respond to natural disasters," Mr Di Natale wrote.
Senator Bernardi said the Greens were arguably most at fault for the current state of emergency in Queensland and New South Wales due to the party's opposition to land clearing.
"The Greens don't want us to do that and unfortunately they seem to profit from their own terrible, terrible policies," he said.
"We've got to balance human need with the requirements for the environment.
"The Greens seem to have this special ability to wish catastrophe on all of human kind and then they thrive on it , they engorge themselves on human misery and suffering."
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