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Australian drought

australian outback landscape during drought with skeleton of dead kangaroo by solitary tree on stone barren plains in western queensland australia

Drought in outback Queensland IMG 8660 - When drought strikes outback Australia, death follows in its wake. Some trees survive, but many native animals, despite the fact that they have adapted to cope with the harsh conditions of an arid environment, do not, and the bleached bones on the stony plains of south-western Queensland are all that remain of a kangaroo that had seen better days in this remote part of the country. Australian inland regions have known the comings and goings of droughts for centuries, but as both the frequency and the severity of such events intensify, the role that climate change and global warming might play cannot be ignored.

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