Publicity image for Stompin’s Nowhere. Photo credit: Jacob Collings, LUSY Productions
Hundreds of hectares of Tasmania’s once pristine world heritage wilderness were recently consumed by bushfires. Sparked by summer lightning, the fires blazed through temperate rainforest and across alpine peat rendered tinder dry by hot weather linked to climate change. While alpine parks are beginning to re-open, many Tasmanians remain on high alert.