Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Australia Under Weather Seige

Australians love 'understatement'. Their default humor is forever to minimize. And this penchant comes from one of the often overstated physical environments on the planet. The foreboding climate systems that swing across the southern hemisphere dramatically challenge the people who have chosen to live there - no matter whether indigenous or refugee, the citizens of Australia deal with some of the most ferocious weather imaginable.  Here are two rather startling examples.