in the 300 years since cooke first landed there, the influx of immigrants has really changed the flora and fauna of the continent
huge areas of natural woodland have been lost to cattle and sheep farming, not only changing the atmosphere and the ability of the ground to hold water but slowly killing the natural wildlife too
Koalas, the epitome of australia along with the roos, never needed standing water, getting all theier required hydration from the leaves of the gum trees that is thier main foodstuff, in recent times, the trees that are left have been holding thier water deeper in thier trunks to survive the droughts rather than in the greenery
hence the koala have been trying to find other sources, cattle farmers water troughs mainly, this has had a major effect on them as they really aint great travellers and the stands of gum trees can be miles apart, the film showed lots of koala carcasses that had died of thirst
not only that Australia is now one of the major producers of coal, pit coal, quite low quality coal compared to deep mined and export fantastic amounts to the fuel hungry nations of east asia, huge pits they are too, massive holes in the ground
when its burnt, well we know the score there, seeing the chinese smogs etc and the effect on local weather patterns
When the world was made it was made with a self sustaining system called nature, but man felt he could improve on this with his deluded idea's and now he is paying the price.
Prometheus or lucifer as he is otherwise known gave man fire the gateway to all the other inventions that enable man to wage war and change the earth in destructive ways.