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Research brief: Australian climate policy inaction threatens lives

February 5, 2019 3:31 pm Published by Comments Off on Research brief: Australian climate policy inaction threatens lives

Overall, the inaugural Australian Countdown finds that Australia is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change on health, and that policy inaction in this regard threatens Australian lives. In a number of respects, Australia has gone backwards and now lags behind other high income countries such as Germany and the United Kingdom. Examples include the persistence of a very high carbon-intensive energy system in Australia, and a slow transition to renewables and low-carbon electricity generation.

Hospital operation by Natanael Melchor (Unsplash.com)

PhD opportunity – Heatwaves & health

April 10, 2018 1:00 am Published by Comments Off on PhD opportunity – Heatwaves & health

This research project will examine the influence of anthropogenic climate change on health impacts of Australians. It will involve defining and becoming familiar with several high-impact heatwaves in the observed climatological record, and determining who is most vulnerable and from which diseases.