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Modernizing Australia’s accuracy in recording heat-related deaths

Official national heat-related mortality in Australia may be 50 times lower than the real figure. More accurate recording of deaths can better show the effects of climate change. — Read on http://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/05/heat-related-mortality-australia-climate-change/

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Heat will hurt poorest nations soonest

Very high temperatures are set to affect some of the world’s least developed countries before touching the richer nations that are more responsible for climate change.  Some of the world’s poorest people, who have contributed least to climate change, are likely … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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