Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Australian Farmers Struggle with Hottest Drought Ever

Time magazine posted a longform story earlier this week on the terrible drought which has been occurring in Australia this year, combining record-setting high temperatures with very low precipitation amounts. The impacts of this drought on agriculture have been awful, resulting in the losses of immense numbers of cattle and sheep as well as reduced yields or the outright loss of many crops. You can read more and see pictures here.

Sheep on a drought-affected paddock in Australia. Source: Bidgee/Commons Wikimedia