KOALAS ARE "FUNCTIONALLY EXTINCT" DUE TO DEVASTATING AUSTRALIAN BRUSHFIRES. Fires fueled by drought connected to climate change is taking a big toll.
Agriculture accounts for almost a third of the excessive atmospheric carbon. Why? Because unsustainable intensive farming practices have depleted stores of soil carbon (humus and organic matter) into atmospheric carbon.
Good organic farming – an exemplary soil-based farm system – soil removes carbon from its misplacement in the atmosphere and deposits it into the soil through photosynthesis. Soil rich in humus and organic matter grows healthy crops naturally resistant to insect and disease pressure and the food it produces high in nutrient density.
Organic farming is demonstratively good for people, the environment and the planet. Caleb, Megan & Jim
"As bushfires rage across Australia, with no end in sight, the toll is devastating. In New South Wales alone 2.5 million acres have burned and people are being asked to leave their homes as a Code Red has been declared—which means the fire authority has no control over the blazes. While the impact on humans is disastrous, for koalas—the national symbol of Australia—it’s catastrophic. Already a vulnerable species, the bushfires have now wiped out 80% of their natural habitat…
"As eucalyptus trees—koalas’ main food source—are cut down, the animals suffer from starvation. An increase in droughts also means that the leaves of the eucalyptus trees that aren’t cut down are too dry to provide essential hydration for the animals. Unfortunately, the fires may have simply accelerated the problem. And even after the fires subside, it will take months for eucalyptus trees to grow back, making the remaining koalas even more vulnerable to starvation."
Bushfires raging in Australia have caused 80% of koala habitats to be destroyed, making the beloved species functionally extinct.