Tuncurry and Wallis Lake, Mid North Coast

Six years ago, Tuncurry’s Sciacci brothers changed the way they farm oysters. It was in response to successive 1-in-100 year floods.

Their decision to move on from decades-old practices has seen them through the drought and will allow them to adapt even further if water temperatures continue to rise as a result of climate change.

The brothers are among many who rely on Wallis Lake and its surrounding rivers to earn a living. While there are still a few skeptics, most believe in climate change.

— Emily Kowal @KowalEmily