The 2020 Australian Bushfires: What We Learned


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The 2019-2020 Australian Wildfires were some of the worst in the country’s history.  Over 18 million hectares where burned – nearly the size of New Jersey – , over 400 million tonnes of carbon were released in the atmosphere, and an estimated 3 billion animals were killed.

So what did we learn from all of this?  What caused it?  And what is happening in Australia 6 months after this disaster?

We discuss these questions and more with Dr. Paul Ramos, a Nat Geo Wild Vet who was there on the ground providing vet services at the height of the fires.

Don’t forget, you can support Australian Wildlife with every purchase of our Australia Wildlife Tee, with proceeds shared to WIRES, a conservation who worked diligently on providing aid during the fires.

And be sure to check out Paul Ramos’ TikTok channel to learn more about his work as well!