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Understanding the health effects of climate change

By 12 May 2014 4

Event Schedule
  • 29 May 2014 at 1:00 pm

ABC 666′s Genevieve Jacobs will talk with three of the nation’s most compelling experts (Professor Tony McMichael, Professor Barbara Norman and Dr Peter Tait) on an issue that goes directly to the survival of the species.

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report tells us that human-driven climate change poses a unprecedented threat to health and wellbeing, not just in the developing world but in our backyards too.

From declining food and water supplies to extreme weather and loss of habitable land, especially along the coast, the health issues are huge. Also predicted are shifts in infectious disease patterns, resource conflict and serious mental health trauma as humans try to cope with loss and displacement.

Make sure you do not miss this hard-hitting analysis of the latest knowledge, and what it means for us all.

Read the speaker biographies here.

When: Thursday 29 May 2014 1-2.30pm
Where: James O Fairfax Theatre, National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place, Canberra
Register here.

This Inspiring Australia initiative is supported by the Australian Government through the Department of Industry, in partnership with Science & Technology Australia and Research Training at The Australian National University.

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4 Responses to
Understanding the health effects of climate change
dungfungus 1:41 pm
20 Feb 15
#1

Watching the TV news this morning, one would think that Armageddon was about to be unleashed on Queensland with reporters willing on correspondents to confirm it was all doom and gloom.
I am sure the usual climate change experts were waiting in the wings to claim that cyclone Marcia was further proof that climate change was increasing the severity of “extreme weather events”.
The ABC was agog at reports that the cyclone was now a category 5 event!
Yawn……….it’s just another tropical cyclone and I couldn’t find anywhere on the BOM website where wind gusts had exceeded 170 kmh which is over 100kmh less than the experts had predicted.

dungfungus 1:56 pm
20 Feb 15
#2

dungfungus said :

Watching the TV news this morning, one would think that Armageddon was about to be unleashed on Queensland with reporters willing on correspondents to confirm it was all doom and gloom.
I am sure the usual climate change experts were waiting in the wings to claim that cyclone Marcia was further proof that climate change was increasing the severity of “extreme weather events”.
The ABC was agog at reports that the cyclone was now a category 5 event!
Yawn……….it’s just another tropical cyclone and I couldn’t find anywhere on the BOM website where wind gusts had exceeded 170 kmh which is over 100kmh less than the experts had predicted.

For those of you who demand links, read this:http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDQ60801/IDQ60801.94370.shtml

watto23 4:04 pm
20 Feb 15
#3

dungfungus said :

Watching the TV news this morning, one would think that Armageddon was about to be unleashed on Queensland with reporters willing on correspondents to confirm it was all doom and gloom.
I am sure the usual climate change experts were waiting in the wings to claim that cyclone Marcia was further proof that climate change was increasing the severity of “extreme weather events”.
The ABC was agog at reports that the cyclone was now a category 5 event!
Yawn……….it’s just another tropical cyclone and I couldn’t find anywhere on the BOM website where wind gusts had exceeded 170 kmh which is over 100kmh less than the experts had predicted.

Yet I feel the same when our government overstates the threat of terrorism here……

dungfungus 10:16 pm
20 Feb 15
#4

watto23 said :

dungfungus said :

Watching the TV news this morning, one would think that Armageddon was about to be unleashed on Queensland with reporters willing on correspondents to confirm it was all doom and gloom.
I am sure the usual climate change experts were waiting in the wings to claim that cyclone Marcia was further proof that climate change was increasing the severity of “extreme weather events”.
The ABC was agog at reports that the cyclone was now a category 5 event!
Yawn……….it’s just another tropical cyclone and I couldn’t find anywhere on the BOM website where wind gusts had exceeded 170 kmh which is over 100kmh less than the experts had predicted.

Yet I feel the same when our government overstates the threat of terrorism here……

Your chances of being beheaded are greater than being drowned by rising sea levels.

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