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Down came a jumbuck to drink at the billabong….

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A reader sends a note with a wonderful series of pictures attached:

Since you’ve been focusing on Australia a lot lately, these images might make some good symbols of what’s going on there. A koala invaded a home to get some water (very rare for koalas to anywhere near people), during this most recent heat wave.

The reader was himself forwarding an email about Australia’s worst heatwave on record, which read:

It has been so hot in SA for over a week … 40+ degrees Celsius everyday, and very dry.

A guy at work lives at Maude. His wife sent him these photos of a little Koala which just walked into the back porch looking for a bit of heat relief. She filled up a bucket and this is what happened!

Okay, this isn’t a jumpbuck. Then again, it’s not a billabong either, since those are all running dry (see “Australia faces collapse as climate change kicks in”). And if we don’t cut greenhouse gas emissions sharply and soon, they’ll all be irreversibly dry for 1000 years.”

And his ghost may be heard as you pass by that billabong,
“You’ll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me.”

Related Posts:

* I just learned two shocking things
* Drought land “will be abandoned”
* Drought in southern Australia declared ‘worst on record’
* Dry me a River: Climate change and drought
* Australia today = U.S. southwest by 2050
* Australia faces the “permanent dry” — as do we


我的澳洲度假打工 -過去完成式

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  • rainsoul
  • 長得超可愛但兇狠的無尾熊居然開始靠近人類了!
  • 為何用兇狠的無尾熊??他們看起來都很遲緩,溫柔的很勒~


    imjovian 於 2009/02/12 19:37 回覆

  • rainsoul
  • 之前看過電視節目說無尾熊一輩子都只在同一棵樹上生活,如果硬要把他抓下來,會很生氣的用爪子攻擊,其實很兇。
    哈哈,無尾熊的外表其實是騙人的 XD
  • 原來如此,有關這方面的之事我倒是不曾仔細去研究過。講到這我倒是看過無尾熊打架,那真是太刺激了,看似溫馴的小動物,也是會看對方不順眼,大打出手。

    imjovian 於 2009/02/15 08:30 回覆