Australian wildlife’s bushfire legacy

Posted on: Tue 20 Apr 2021

Just before we slid into a global pandemic, Australia went through a hellish fire season. Dozens were killed, thousands of homes were lost as climate-charged heat set a continent ablaze.

Maybe you saw video of frightened campers on beaches surrounded by flames. A woman rushed into the fire to save a koala bear with burned feet. We tried to look away from masses of kangaroos, dead by the roadside.

This was a world-sized climate disaster for the most unique wildlife left on Earth.

Radio Ecoshock’s Alex Smith speaks with Australian science journalist John Pickrell for a tell-it-all analysis of the events and consequences arising from the fires.

Produced by Radio Ecoshock (Alex Smith)  (CC BY 3.0)

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