The Big Dry

December 25, 2006

Phil Mercer, journalist for the BBC, has written an article about the drought in Australia. There’s no rain, it’s hot. Some think it’s part of the climate change. Australia hasn’t signed the Kyoto protocol. The rough weather conditions has sparked an intense debate about Kyoto, climate change and lack of rain. There’s some panic as well, because some experts think the dry climate is there to stay for a couple of years. Some say even fifty.

“I can imagine Australia being a desert in a few decades’ time in some of these agricultural areas. The soil is blowing away, the rivers are drying up”, says Cate Faehrmann from the Nature Conservation Council of New South Wales.

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