Enduring the odd heatwave is unpleasant, sure, but the infrequent string of 30-40°C days is nothing compared to what Australian farmers have to contend with on a regular basis. A set of panoramas, taken by Lateline's Jason Om, show just how much damage droughts have had on the drier parts of the country.
Going by the story, the panoramas were taken on a sheep station near Walgett in NSW, owned by one James Warden. Though Warden concedes businesses should be responsible for their own success or failure, provisions should be made for "exceptional circumstances", something he believes drought certainly falls under.
All four panoramas can be seen at the link below, while the video for accompanying story can be viewed over on the ABC.