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The Health Impacts Of Climate Change Are Huge And Very Real #auspol


Health leaders implore government to do more, from a public health standpoint.

Think of climate change, you probably think of melting polar ice caps, rising sea levels, crazy weather and environmental havoc. While the health of Planet Earth is usually the biggest factor, it’s not often that the health of the human race enters significantly into the discussion.
A roundtable forum of public health leaders in Canberra hopes to change that, and to place health at the forefront of Australia’s action on climate change.
The Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA), along with a number of healthcare and nursing groups, hosted the meeting of around 40 professionals in Parliament House. Assistant Health Minister Ken Wyatt, Shadow Health Minister, Catherine King, and Greens leader Richard Di Natale attended, hearing about how climate change is a “public health emergency”, according to CAHA executive director Fiona Armstrong.

There has been advocacy on climate change…

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October 13, 2016 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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