In heat waves, need big extension of leafy suburbs

More than twice as many people perished in Melbourne during the 2009 heatwave leading up to Black Saturday than died in the devastating fireson that day. Extreme heat is a slow-motion disaster. The tendency to respond to heat as an emergency rather than planning for an ongoing chronic stress can have deadly consequences, as Annie Bolitho and Fiona Miller argue in a forthcoming paper.

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This is on behalf of local climate change group. Material is selected by Bernie McComb and does not necessarily represent opinion of whole group.
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