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Second hottest summer on record evidence of climate health emergency

The release of the Bureau of Meteorology's Australia in summer 2019–20 report confirming that last summer was the second hottest on record is growing evidence of the health emergency of climate change, Climate and Health Alliance Executive Director Fiona Armstrong said.

Image from BOM Australia in summer 2019-20 report

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Messages from Antarctica: Dr Ying Zhang

CAHA board member A/Prof Ying Zhang has returned from the largest-ever female expedition to Antarctica, as a Homeward Bound Fellow. Here are the messages from the Antarctic.

 

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Lancet Countdown Policy Brief points to CAHA's National Strategy

The most recent Lancet Countdown policy brief for Australia has pointed to CAHA's Framework for a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being as a key recommendation for Australian policymakers to adopt in order to respond to climate change and its impact on health.

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Ongoing hazardous air pollution exposes need for whole of govt response to protect health

People continuing to work, exercise and move around outdoors without appropriate protection during 'hazardous' levels of air pollution from bushfire smoke exposes the need for governments to do more to protect people's health, the Climate and Health Alliance has said today.

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Bushfire smoke factsheet - CAR

As bushfires continue, the exposure of communities to smoke has become unprecedented. This evidence-based factsheet developed by the Centre for Air pollution, energy and health research outlines what the health impacts are to bushfire smoke, which groups are most vulnerable, what we can do to minimise exposure and why climate change is needed now.

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Government response to devastating bushfires must include urgent and real action on climate change

With communities across Australia continuing to reel from ongoing catastrophic bushfires and deadly heatwaves, the Climate and Health Alliance today has called on the Federal and State governments to work together to act on climate change in order to help protect people’s health.

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Joint Statement: air pollution in NSW is a public health emergency.

28 health and medical groups have released a joint statement calling on the Federal and NSW governments to respond to the public health emergency in NSW created by the ongoing air pollution from bushfire smoke.

NSW air pollution is a public health emergency

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Eco-Anxiety: Ingrid Johnston

One of the most interesting and practical take-aways from COP25 has been the issue of eco-anxiety. It’s a term I had heard before, but frankly had dismissed as being a bit fringe and unnecessary. Having spent a week at COP, I have completely changed my mind. 

 

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Update from #COP25: Ingrid Johnston

It's been a huge day here at COP25. This morning, there was a session with Greta, which culminated in a surprise occupation of the stage by the Fridays For Futures young people. It was peaceful and inspiring as they sang and chanted. Security descended quickly, and tried in vein to convince them to just leave straight away. They then tried to convince the audience to leave but that didn't work either. 

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Sydney air pollution calls for people to protect their health & politicians to act on climate: Climate and Health Alliance

With 'hazardous' air pollution from bushfire smoke blanketing Sydney, Executive Director of the Climate and Health Alliance Fiona Armstrong today called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to act swiftly to reduce emissions to help protect our climate and our health.

View from a Sydney office on Tues 10 Dec 2019

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