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This book discusses five major public health domains to which Tony McMichael, a major public health figure, made major contributions: occupational health and safety; environmental and social epidemiology; nutrition and food systems; climate change and health; and ecosystem change and infectious disease.
Provides information, opinions and recommendations relevant to assessing the potential impacts of climate change on public health in Australia, as well as guidelines for decision-making in responding to these impacts.
It aims to:draw attention to the potential impacts of climate change on...
Speaking with Nick Watts, Director of the The Global Climate & Health Alliance , from the UN Climate Summit in New York.
Listen in as he explains the links between climate and health, what we have to be optimistic about, and the crucial challenges...
This report assesses existing research to address the question of whether unconventional gas should be endorsed as a major future energy source, based on its impacts on human health and the climate.
It’s becoming increasingly clear that Australia needs to change...
This research examines ways to build adaptive capacity to climate change, through a case study of organisations that participated in the response to Queensland’s major flood disaster in Queensland in 2010/11. The research applied a network governance approach, including social network analysis...
Background: Several overseas studies have identified that people in ethnic minority groups are at greater risk during heatwaves. However, there is a paucity of information on this issue in Australia. With a highly multicultural society, it is important that vulnerable subpopulations...
Disasters, and therefore disaster response, in the Pacific are expected to be affected by climate change. This research addressed this issue, and focused on the immediate humanitarian needs following a disaster, drawing upon adaptive capacity as a concept to assess the resilience...
When extreme weather events occur the Climate Commission is consistently asked questions about the link to climate change. This report unpacks our current knowledge about different types of extreme weather events: extreme temperatures, rainfall, drought, bushfires, storm surges, cyclones and storms.
The aim of this policy brief is to:alert Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) to the projected effects of climate change on the contributions that coastal fisheries make to food security and livelihoods; and identify the adaptations and policies needed to reduce the...
The Pacific island governments view climate change as a priority issue, especially in terms of its potential impacts on food security, and need clear directions in addressing both issues.
This ADB report describes the present state of food security and its contributing factors in...