Forget polar bears – how climate change will impact on your health

A new report was released today into the impact of climate change on our health. Called The Critical Decade – the report is backed by such groups as the Australian Medical Association, the Nurses Federation, and the National Rural Health Alliance to name a few.

Catherine Zengerer takes an in-depth look at why this is the critical decade and how climate change will impact on our health, particularly in rural and remote Australia.

[audio https://czengerer.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/wwclimate-change-and-health.mp3]

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Featured in story:

Climate Commissioner, Lesley Hughes
AMA President Steve Hambleton
New South Wales GP Dr Ben Ticehurst
Chair of the National Rural Health Alliance, Lesley Barclay

This story first appeared on The Wire

Read the full report here.

 

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