Deborah Tabart

Cyclone Yasi and the King’s Speech

Writing from Brisbane, Australia, correspondent Deborah Tabart contemplates Cyclone Yasi, the second extreme, hundred-year weather event to impact the continent in four years. By Deborah Tabart OAM Illawarra, Queensland, Wednesday, February 2–It was very hot at Illawarra, and the sun ...

Australia’s Catastrophic Rains Herald Future Bounty

The ongoing deluge has wreaked severe damage and hardship in Australia. (Photos: Unprecedented, “Biblical” Floods Inundate Australia.) But when the waters subside, writes Deborah Tabart, the Chief Executive Officer of the Brisbane-based Australian Koala Foundation, the thirsty continent’s water ...