Australian farmers are going to shoot and kill 1200 self-raised sheep. A disaster that has never happened in 116 years is happening in Australia.
All things in Melbourne, the home of Chinese people.
Farmers commit suicide every day
Killing all the sheep means that he will destroy his own hope and the future of his family with his own hands.
No one is more heartbroken than him to make such a decision...
Starved to death
Broken Hill, NSW, previous average rainfall149.6 mm, This year only18.2mm;
Previous average rainfall in Cobar237.6 mm, This year only24.6mm;
Dubbo's previous average rainfall353.6 mm, This year only74mm;
Tamworth past average rainfall356 mm, This year only93.4mm.
It can be seen that the rainfall in some placesAs little as 1/10 of previous years!
The scarcity of rainfall has caused many places
A lot of vegetation died!
The suicide rate of farmers is twice as high as in previous years!In Dargo, 348 kilometers east of Melbourne, farmer Mick Sweeney does not have enough pasture to feed his cows. Fortunately, a kind person provided him with free watermelon as long as he paid the freight.
But there are more people who are not so lucky. He said that farmers commit suicide every day because of drought.
The flocks of cattle and sheep have no pasture to eat, no place to drink water,
Tragically died one by one
There are more than 400 cows that are about to give birth within 6 weeks, but soon,89 cows will leave here forever and be sent to the slaughterhouse for slaughter.
There is no place to stock cows
No crops grow!
Such droughts will continue...
Especially in the winter in Melbourne, it is often rainy and rainy. Urban people living in the maritime climate may not realize it. If you drive 300 kilometers north to east, farmers there are anxious about drought.
But Xiaowei already feels that the rain in Melbourne this winter is actually not as much as in previous years.
(Australia Climate Map)
In fact,Australia is the driest continent in the world(Except for Antarctica),
According to the worst-case model established by the Melbourne Water Supply Company, even if the Melbourne desalination plant is operating at full capacity,In 2028, Melbourne's water demand will eventually exceed supply, Thus began to appear a long-term water shortage crisis,
Melburnians may face long-term
No water is available!
Water is not available in many places in Victoria, and the Victorian government has also initiatedThe highest level of "Level 4 Water Limit"!
In 6 monthsRainfall for 5 months is lower than the average of previous years, The water storage capacity of Melbourne Reservoir is only saturated62%.
The water supply company also predicted that due to climate change,
1. No water available for human beings!
Every night, Jones, his wife Laura and their daughter Jones,
The only thing they can drink is bottled water, but alsoStrictly limit the amount.
2. Increasing cost of living
During the 2005-2007 drought, food pricesUp 12%!
More terrible than we thought!
For example, it cost 60 billion Australian dollars to buildDesalination plant, Turn sea water into drinkable fresh water.
Everyone in it should act, starting from himself,
1. Les Jones received 5000 bales of hay donated by strangers. He does not have to shoot 1200 sheep by himself for the time being;
2. The National Australia Bank announced that it would waive the interest penalty for affected farmers.
However the drought continues
We live on the same land,
Think about what everyone can do?
Some pictures from the Internet