Australians have been told to pray for rain or face a ban on irrigation in the main food-growing region so that there is enough water to drink.How long before America, Canada, China, or India have similar problems?
The Prime Minister’s warning yesterday heralded a dramatic increase in food prices and the prospect of tens of thousands of farmers having to watch their crops fail.
John Howard said that an expert panel had advised the Government that the worst drought in the nation’s history left it no choice but to turn off irrigation systems in the agricultural heartland of the Murray-Darling basin in the east.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
The thirsty years
This isn't the kind of choice we're used to as a society.