‘This drought is different’: it’s drier and hotter – and getting worse
If you don’t fully appreciate the complexity of rural communities, farmer Peter Schmidt is not the sort of bloke you would be expecting in the Mulga Lands. His place is 21,000 hectares – 52,000 acres in the old money – and his family have been there since his grandfather selected blocks in the 1890s. The closest town is Wyandra, a blip on the highway on the way to Cunnamulla from Charleville – a drive that reveals the disused fences of smaller blocks long abandoned as unsustainable…
A supervolcano that could destroy humanity is ready to erupt — and NASA is trying to figure out how to contain it
What images go through your mind when you think of the end of the world?
Asteroids? Perhaps a world war? Climate change? Or even aliens? Even if some of these things are realistic, there’s a much greater threat lurking beneath Earth’s surface that could put an end to human civilisation — and very few know about it.
According to a report by the BBC, even NASA sees them as one of the greatest natural threats to humanity: supervolcanoes….