Update to the Australian situation

I'm not alone in linking the Australian heat-wave that led to deadly fires to climate change.

Maybe I'm reading it wrong, but it looks like the scientists in the article are calling on Australia to take more steps to fight climate change. Well, sure - but the point is that it's a global issue, not necessarily Australia's fault. And while I have to claim ignorance on the details of Australia's renewable energy programs and other environmental efforts, I doubt that they're worse than most other countries (I do know that wind power is very popular, also).

Should these fires be a wake-up call for the Australian people and government regarding climate change? Absolutely. But it should be a wake-up call for everyone else, too - there won't be a part of our interconnected, interdependent society that won't be affected.


  1. http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=australia-heat-wave-subsi

  2. Well that's probably a good thing.