What an amazing photo of an Australian firefighter offering an injured koala bear a drink on Monday after fighting wildfires in Australia. But are those fires being made worse by climate change? Read all the latest in online green below:
- We’re All Arsonists: Is climate change the cause of Australia’s horrific wildfires? Tim Flannery of the Guardian says yes. (Hat tip: The Vine.)
- Well, Maybe Not: Quirin Schiermeier at Climate Feedback says climate change will make fires like those in Australia more likely and damaging — but that we can’t pin discrete events on climate change.
- Slippery Slope: Saudi Arabia’s oil minister says investing in renewable energy might have a “chilling effect on investment in the oil sector,” reports Environmental Capital. You think?
- Pack Up the Plantation: North American birds are moving north and inland because of climate change — but some won’t be able to make it, says the Audubon Society. (Hat tip: 60-Second Science.)
- But It Makes Me Look Fat: Southern California Edison announces a deal for solar-generated electricity from mirrors — one of which will be built in the Mojave Desert.
- Chicken or Egg? Should governments encourage vegetarianism as a way to fight climate change?
- Oversight Needed: Canada has spent almost $2 billion Canadian to fight climate change – but emissions haven’t dropped at all because of flawed assumptions in the plan. (Hat tip: Green Options.)
- Your Presence Requested: Will President Obama attend a UN-called climate change summit in New York next month?
- I Can See Myself in the Shine: From Care2, a recipe for solvent-free furniture polish. (Hat tip: Lighter Footstep.)
- An Ill Wind Blows: Could wind turbines be making some people sick in Japan?
(Image: Australian firefighter and koala bear, Feb. 9, 2009. Credit: Ted Van Pelt under a Creative Commons license.)
Donate to The Nature Conservancy and give back to nature.
Tags: Audubon, Australia, bird habitat, Birds, Canada, carbon emissions, Climate Change, furniture polish, Lighter Footstep, Obama, renewable energy, solar, vegetarianism, wildfires, wind energy, wind power