South Australia And The Environmental Aspect Of The Southern Part Of Australia

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To most, Australia is thought to be mostly an area of sand and dirt roads with kangaroos hoping allover, but in reality it has multiple climates due to the large area. The northern part has a tropical climate, varied between tropical rainforests, grasslands, and part desert. In the south, a temperate climate and discreetly fruitful soil can be found. With a nation active, large and variable as Australia, it may be a learning point for the United States of America. With the legislation and active energy conservation department that is well funded, we may be able to adapt these ideas and incorporate them into our society and government. However, not everything in Aussie is so green. The main focus of this paper will be on the…show more content…
Due to its location, the seasons in South Australia are opposite of those here; for example, their summer is from December to February. Therefore, S.A’s winter is during the months of June-August, however rather than snow, an annual average of 40 inches of rain occurs. Although temperate, most of South Australia resembles the red-rock areas of Colorado and New Mexico where the red land meets the bright blue skies. An exception to this desert-like landscape is the Southernmost point of South Australia, known as Kangaroo Island has a rather diverse landscape which includes a beautiful marine life, caves and caverns, robust fields and majestic deserts. A majority of the Island, and rightfully so, are homes to several resorts. Between the warm temperatures and clear waters, the island has become a hot spot for Northern Hemisphere visitors during the months of December to February. The animals that inhabit this area are just as diverse as the landscape itself including, but not limited to, pelicans, penguins, dolphins, wallabies, brush-tailed possums, ducks, swans and waders on 267 species of birds found in various habitats on the island, sea lions, New Zealand fur seals and, of course, kangaroos. However, not everything is so crystal clear for South Australia, or the country as a whole. South Australia is becoming warmer as surface temperature has risen 0.96°C, while the global average is 0.7°C.
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