'Australians don't want to die from fires': rising risk of poor health due to climate change

  • Ivan Hanigan


The federal government's failure to address the damaging health effects of climate change including extreme heatwaves and intense bushfires is putting lives at risk, the authors of a major report warn.

There was little evidence to suggest Australia is acting effectively to mitigate the multiple heat-related risks for physical and mental health, environmental and health experts wrote in the Medical Journal of Australia-Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change report.

Period14 Nov 2019

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