James Hamilton, who has planted no crops this year and plans to sell his livestock, at his farm in New South Wales, Australia, Oct 9, 2019. As a crippling drought and mismanagement have left more than a dozen Australian towns and villages without a reliable source of water, the country is beginning to confront a question that strikes at its very identity: Is life in Australia’s vast interior compatible with the age of climate change? The New York Times

As water runs low, can life in the outback go on?

In Australia’s vast interior, rivers and lakes are disappearing. ‘We are starting to glimpse what the future is going to be like,’ one scientist says