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.