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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison credited his surprising election win last May to "the quiet Australians". He meant people who just want to go about their own business and don't engage in public discourse - and he likes it that way.
Bramble Cay is a small coral cay at the northern tip of the great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia. The Bramble Cay melomys is a small Australian mammal that was last seen in 2009 and was declared extinct by various authorities between 2015 and 2019. The Queensland government considered it the first mammalian species extinction due specifically to anthropogenic climate change.
Extinct is very, very quiet.
There are many other small species with very limited ranges. Ranges that are on fire right now, such as the Kangaroo Island dunnart.
Once the flames and soot settle after the current unprecedented fire disaster, time will tell how many more Australian species will be very, very quiet.
When will the Australian government govern for them?
Hi, my name is Angela. I'm a biologist, veterinary oncologist, mother, small business owner and climate advocate.