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Understanding the health effects of climate change

By 12 May 2014 0

29 May 2014
1:00 pmto2:30 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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