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Is climate change making us sick?

20 Apr 2015
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The impact of rising temperatures on human health is a little discussed aspect of climate change. If climate change is making the planet sick, then what does this mean for the human beings who inhabit it? Mosquito borne diseases are predicted to rise, along with heat related fatalities. There may also be food shortages, unless we tackle over population. What are the challenges ahead? What should be done to address them?

Guests

Dr Paul Willis, Director, RiAus.

Dr Ingo Weber, practising anaesthetist, former chair SA Doctors for the Environment.

Emily Johnston, PhD student, University of SA, co-founder Adelaide's 'Science in the Pub'.

Moderator

Bernie Hobbs, science writer and broadcast, ABC Science Online.

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2015
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