The Abbott solution depends on this speck of land
which is mainly bird shit and rock.
- Periodic droughts, limited natural fresh water resources (roof storage tanks collect rainwater, but mostly dependent on a single, aging desalination plant)
- Extreme soil conditions are caused by high alkalinity, high phosphate levels and low potassium. Iron, manganese, copper, molybdenum and zinc are rendered unavailable to plants. Combined with thin or damaged soils this causes low fertility.
- Intensive phosphate mining during the past 90 years has left the central 90% of Nauru a wasteland and threatens the limited remaining land resources.
- SO WE'LL PUT THEM BETWEEN THE ROCK AND A HARD PLACE. HEY! TONY