In 2007 Australia suffered a severe drought generally attributed to the effects of global warming. 2007 was the 6th year of drought with the Murray-Darling Basin, the major agricultural area in the south of Australia, being severely affected. A ban on irrigation was contemplated. [1]


  1. "Australia's epic drought: The situation is grim" article by Kathy Marks, Sydney, in The Independent, 20 April 2007

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