Friday, December 08, 2006

The End is Near: Signs

Worst Drought On Record Hits Australia's HarvestGrain farmer Eddie Valks hosted his daughter's wedding on his 800-hectare spread northwest of Sydney, complete with bride and groom sailing off on a small lake. Four years later the lake is gone, dried out by Australia's worst drought on record. "If the wedding guests from the cities saw the place now, they'd be shocked," said the 61-year-old Mr. Valks.