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Australia's Most Dangerous Animals

I've wanted to visit and live Australia for as long as I can remember. The weather is always beautiful, and the word "snow" pretty much doesn't exist. I've known plenty of people who have moved there from Canada. Once they go, they never want to come back. And if they come back? They want to be in Australia again.

Then there are the crazy things in Australia. I would tell you but it's easier to just show you. Here are 30 photos proving Australia is the most insane place.

1. In Australia, pythons eat flying foxes.

Pythons eating everything. - https://www.facebook.com/diplyofficial
via imgur 

2. Pythons in Australia are so big, they can pick up wallabies, which can grow up to 41 inches high and weigh up to 53 pounds (24 kilos)!

Pythons so big they can lift wallabies. - https://www.facebook.com/diplyofficial
via reddit /u/PostModernPost

3. Snakes are on the loose in shops. 

Pythons on the loose in op shops. - https://www.facebook.com/diplyofficial
via Huffington Post

4. Snakes are in toilets.

Snakes on the loose inside toilets. - https://www.facebook.com/diplyofficial
via imgur

5. A snake eating iguana, which grow up to six feet. 

Snakes eating goannas. - https://www.facebook.com/diplyofficial
via reddit /u/1eyed

6. Snakes are seriously everywhere, like golf courses.

Snakes on golf courses. - https://www.facebook.com/diplyofficial
via reddit /u/Montey187

7. Two words: Flying. Foxes.

20 Unbelievably Giant Animals 6 - https://www.facebook.com/different.solutions.page - https://www.facebook.com/diplyofficial
via Diply

8. Sharks swim at golf courses.

Sharks eating golfers. - https://www.facebook.com/diplyofficial
via Sky News

9. In Australia, Great White Sharks love to surf.

Great White Sharks surfing. - https://www.facebook.com/diplyofficial
via Fear Beneath

10. Same with crocodiles.

Crocodiles surfing. - https://www.facebook.com/diplyofficial
via ABC

11. Crocodiles, they're like snakes in Australia: everywhere!

Crocodiles in swimming enclosures. - https://www.facebook.com/diplyofficial
via imgur

12. I mean, they're in creeks...

Crocodiles in creeks. - https://www.facebook.com/diplyofficial
via Facebook / Meanwhile In Australia

13. On the streets...

Crocodiles in the street. - https://www.facebook.com/diplyofficial
via Facebook / Meanwhile In Australia

14. Inside a snake's stomach...

Crocodiles EATEN by snakes. - https://www.facebook.com/diplyofficial
via ABC Queensland

15. Sometimes they're just simply enormous. 

Just goddamn MASSIVE crocs. - https://www.facebook.com/diplyofficial
via Rex USA

16. What a paralysis tick looks like before and after eating.

Paralysis ticks. Before and after feeding. - https://www.facebook.com/diplyofficial
via Murdoch University

17. Spiders grow like flowers.

Spiders. Lots of spiders. - https://www.facebook.com/diplyofficial
via Reuters / Daniel Munoz

18. Army men found a bucket of Sydney funnel-web spider, which are some of the most venomous spiders in the world.

Bucket full of funnel web spiders collected from a Blue Mountains campsite: each one can deliver a fatal bite. - https://www.facebook.com/diplyofficial
via reddit /u/spotty82

19. Flies...there are A LOT of them.

Flies. Lots of flies. - https://www.facebook.com/diplyofficial
via imgur

20. Same with millipedes.

Plagues of millipedes. - https://www.facebook.com/diplyofficial
via imgur

Slideshow - Climate Change is Real - The Inconvenient Truth

In 2009, Al Gore followed up with the publication of Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis, a book that "gathers in one place all of the most effective solutions that are available now and that, together, will solve this crisis". "It is now abundantly clear that we have at our fingertips all of the tools we need to solve the climate crisis. The only missing ingredient is collective will."

One thousand years of temperature history obtained from isotope analysis of ice cores.

Measured since 1958, atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) has been increasing steadily.

One thousand years of CO2 and temperature data -- the curves have similar shape.

650,000 years of CO2 and temperature history, from Antarctic ice cores. Dips record ice ages. CO2 concentration and temperature are related. CO2 has spiked upward in recent years.

If no changes are made, CO2 concentration is predicted to climb much higher (to 600 ppm) in 45 years.

Ocean temperatures since 1940. Blue indicates normal range, green indicates range predicted by climate models due to human causes.

Ocean temperatures (see previous chart). Red line indicates actual ocean temperature history (outside and above normal range -- climate models were right).

As ocean temperatures rise, storms intensify, causing increased insurance pay-outs.

Incidents of major flooding have increased in recent decades.

37 inches (94 cm) of rain in 24 hours flooded Mumbai, India in July 2005.

Global precipitation has increased in last century by 20% but not evenly; some areas have received less. Sub-Sahara Africa is severely affected.

Arctic sea ice extent and thickness has diminished precipitously since the 1970's.

The 'Global Ocean Conveyor Belt' carries heat around the globe, in particular, to Europe. However, disruption due to ice melt has stopped heat flow to Europe in the past.

Global warming shifts the seasons, disrupting ecological relationships. The time of Black Tern bird arrival (blue) and bird hatching (yellow); hatching no longer coincides with insect peak (orange), starving chicks in the Netherlands.

Antarctic ice shelf break-up predicted by models has occurred. Larsen ice shelf (green) broke up from 1995 to 2002. Sea levels are rising. A 20 ft (6m) rise in sea level would create over 100 million refugees.

Population has exploded in the last 200 years. In 1945 there were 2.3 billion people, in 2006 there are 6.5 billion, and in 2050 there may be 9.1 billion.

Much of the population growth is occurring in developing countries.

Population growth and rising living standards drive demand for food.

... and demand for water.

Lights from fishing fleets (blue), fires (red), gas flares (yellow), and cities (white).

Relative contribution to global warming, by country. "USA is responsible for more greenhouse gas pollution than South America, Africa, the Middle East, Australia, Japan, and Asia -- all put together."

Carbon emissions per person, for selected countries.

Carbon emissions per country, for selected countries.

"We don't have to choose between a healthy economy and a healthy environment. Without a planet, we won't enjoy gold bars, and if we do the right things, we'll have both."

Comparison of vehicle fuel economy and emission standards around the world.

California proposes standards that exceed US national standards. US car manufacturers suing California, saying targets are unreachable in 10 years -- despite manufacturers in other countries already doing it now.

Companies building more efficient cars are doing well; US car manufacturers are losing market capitalization.

USA can reduce its emissions by 2050 to pre-1970 levels by a combination of approaches...

... more efficient use of electrical energy (blue), more efficient buildings (purple), improved vehicle efficiency (green), more efficient transport network (light green), increased reliance on bio and wind energy (tan), CO2 sequestering (white).

"Future generations may well have occasion to ask themselves, What were our parents thinking? Why didn't they wake up when they had the chance? We have to hear that question, from them, now."

The Inconvenient Truth - www.web.ncf.ca                                @algore