The disaster movie playing in Australia’s wild places – and solutions that could help hit pause
Across the country, catastrophes are unfolding as ecosystems collapse. But in a landmark study, scientists are pointing to green shoots of hope
They read like scenes from a disaster movie, vignettes of a natural world slipping into decay.
In the tropical wet rainforests of far north Queensland, outside Cairns, an estimated 23,000 spectacled flying foxes – one-third of Australia’s total population – drop dead from the trees over just two days.