How People Learn to Become Resilient – The New Yorker

I’ve been involved in so many emergencies I’ve lost count. Cyclones, floods, bushfires, earthquakes, the occasional tsunami alert. And of course there’s the human-made emergencies – often on a smaller scale, but equally confronting. I’ve been there as a reporter, and increasingly as an emergency […]

REMEMBERING LARRY

There are tens of thousands of people who will reflect today on something they have in common – cyclone Larry. Larry came howling in from the Coral Sea early on Monday March 20, 2006 – ten years ago today. Winds up to 290 kilometres per […]

NO WATER. THE ARCHER RIVER CROSSING IN THE DRY

WILDLIFE DOING IT TOUGH IN BELOW PAR WET SEASON

It hasn’t been much of a wet season so far here in far north Queensland. Just one burst of the monsoon, that gave us cyclone Oswald. Most of the rain generated by Oswald fell much further south, causing flooding and major damage in central and […]

RED EYED GREEN TREE FROG

THE WET SEASON IS COMING – AND OUR WILDLIFE CAN’T WAIT!

The long hot dry season is coming to an end. The wet season is not far off. The signs are all there. Afternoon storms building up on the Atherton Tablelands and Cape York Peninsula. In Cairns and along the east coast, the south-east trade wind […]