Category Archives: Health impacts

Climate Change and Health

An emerging issue that has come out of the climate change debate in recent times is the range of consequences it may impose on on human health. Continue reading

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Facing up to climate change risks

Climate Tasmania held the third of its information forums on August 24. Here we looked into the major risks that Tasmania faces as the world’s climate heats up, and likely implications for Tasmanian society.

This forum focussed on three major risks that Tasmania is likely to face: 1) an increase in the incidence and severity of wildfires 2) an accelerating increase in sea level rise and 3) significant implications for human health. To explore these themes we invited expert speakers in each of these three areas to provide presentations. Continue reading

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Invitation to climate risk forum

Drought – catastrophic bushfires – extreme temperatures – habitat disruption – human migration – crop damage – coastal erosion – spread of diseases.

• What are the main climate change risks that Tasmania will face?

• How well are we prepared to deal with those risks?

• How good is Tasmania’s risk information?
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Climate and food are joined at the hip!

Food production is the world’s biggest industry. It comprises 10% of global GDP and accounts for 40% of the world’s land area. It depends on functioning ecosystem services and reliable climatic conditions.

Climate change is likely to have profound impacts on food production at the same time that energy-intensive food production practices themselves contribute to the global climate challenge. Continue reading

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