Water and our Environment: Natures Texture alive and dead…without water there is no life…in response to Australia’s Great Dry…have no illusion Global warming is real.
All the images below are taken in Australia; the Water drops on a leave from the lush rainforest in North Queensland, the Water Lily in a Billabong in Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory, and the cracked earth from the Desert in Western Australia is a reminder of what could happen if we dont act now.
© Gunther Deichmann - Rainforest, North Queensland
© Gunther Deichmann - last light on a Water Lily, a Billabong
in Kakadu National Park, N.T.
Dejavou…its happen again? Australia’s Great Dry… Australia is experiencing similar drought condition they had in 1983. You might remember the Cover Photo of Time Magazine in March 1983…is it Global warming or Environmental collapse…
“Big Dry” turns farms into deserts…Australia is experiencing it’s worst drought in 100 years. But for how much longer?
For me It was not 100 years ago, but only in 1983, don’t know if we Humans forget to quick I certainly remember it only to well.
Is it Dejavou? Cover of Time Magazine, March 28, 1983, Gunther Deichmann
In 1983 I experienced first hand the slaughter of thousands of cattle and sheep, destroyed due to lack of food and water.
Native animals like the Emus got killed when crossing fence lines in search for food and water. (see the image below)
“Are we now on the very brink of environmental collapse."
Excerpts from the BBC...
"You see the lack of birds and the lack of life. You smell it. You can smell the water. If you walk out into the lake bed you can burn your feet because of the acid sulphates."
"It's very real and it's happening right in front of us."
"It's been a disaster," according to the global warming activist and best-selling author, Professor Tim Flannery.
© Gunther Deichmann - Photo taken in 1983 during
“Australia’s Great Dry” near Port Augusta,in South Australia
- The remains of an Emu -
See below some excerpts from a recent story on the TIme.com website; for more and the complete article please go to:
The entire eastern half of Australia is thirsting through a wasting drought that is in many regions the worst in the history of the world's most arid continent. Already, the "Great Dry" has devastated 90% of New South Wales, which is now in its 45th month of drought, and 95% of the state of South Australia, Dubbo, a typical rural town, averages 25.5 in. of annual rainfall. Last year it had 2.3 in. In many areas seeds cannot germinate; in others the regal Murrumbidgee River is nothing but a stagnant puddle. Dust storms have enveloped Melbourne and, five weeks ago, bushfires raged over the arid ground of southeastern Australia, claiming a record 72 lives.
© Gunther Deichmann - Composite image (2 images) to demonstrate
Global Warming and the effects it is having on us and our planet.
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