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Gail Guth <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 9 Feb 2009 09:36:29 -0500
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That's a terrible and sad irony to have excessive flooding in one  
part of the country and excessive drought in another, and loss of  
life in both.


On 12 /09/08    , at 02 /09/09,  7:51 AM, Geoff Thompson wrote:

> Like Will we are in Brisbane and are safe and relatively cool  
> (currently 80 degrees F at 10.30 pm!). The floods in Ingham in the  
> north of our state are about 900 miles north 
> news/stories/2009/02/09/2486297.htm and the Victorian bushfires are  
> about 1000 miles south. 
> bushfires/ Our hearts go out to all the poor people who have lost  
> loved ones and their houses. The death toll continues to rise as  
> more houses are searched.
> There is also the sad story of the little boy probably taken by a  
> crocodile at his family’s property on the Daintree River. http:// 
> That family’s  
> “River Train” sightseeing boats are a familiar sight on the river.  
> We were in the area last May. Several people were also drowned  
> earlier in the flooding.
> I have emailed Mali but Victoria is on daylight saving time and she  
> has probably gone to bed. I am heading that way myself.
> A bushfire victims appeal, mainly run by Australian Red Cross has  
> already raised $7 million Aussie dollars but more is needed.
> Thanks for all your kind thoughts.
> Geoff
> From: SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural Science Illustration-  
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Will Smith
> Sent: Monday, 9 February 2009 4:15 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [SCIART] Australian wildfires
> Thanks for thinking of Aussies in this difficult time. In the north  
> of my state of Queensland much damage is being caused by floods at  
> the same time that the Southern state of Victoria is being ravaged  
> by bushfires.  Thankfully the floods haven’t been accompanied by  
> the large loss of lives that has occurred in the bush fires.
> Cheers,
>          Will
> Will Smith
> Project Officer (Botanical Imaging)
> Queensland Herbarium
> Environmental Protection Agency
> Brisbane Australia
> Telephone (07) 38969508
> From: SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural Science Illustration-  
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Gail Guth
> Sent: Monday, 9 February 2009 3:37 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [SCIART] Australian wildfires
> Hello to our Australian GNSI Friends-
> I'm sure I can speak for the entire Guild in saying that we are all  
> so sorry to hear about the devastating wildfires Australia is  
> experiencing, and hope you and yours are all well and safe. We  
> understand the collective shock when a nation is faced with that  
> level of destruction and loss of life, and we are hoping it all  
> will come to an end soon for you.
> With regards,
> Gail
> Gail Guth
> President,
> Guild of Natural Science Illustrators
> 139 Lathrop Avenue
> Battle Creek, MI  49014-5076
> 269-963-1311
> fax: 269-969-0652
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