Evan Williams Productions

Battling the Dry

Evan Williams Productions for 101 EAST Al Jazeera


Climate change writ large on Australia's arid northern plains. The Australian state of Queensland is experiencing its worst drought on record. Some regions have had as little as five percent of their usual rainfall. Others have had no rain at all while struggling through some of the hottest years on record. Droughts have always been part of the Australian weather cycle but high temperatures linked to climate change are exacerbating problems, driving farmers to the brink of ruin. Some are left with no choice but to destroy their cattle; others have even taken their own lives.


Reporter/ Producer Evan Williams

Camera Ben Foley

Commissioned by Al Jazeera "101 East"

First Aired: 14 Nov 2014

Evan Williams Productions