Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Climate change and rural health: a GP’s call for action, plus an update on recent studies

The Australian Journal of Rural Health has an editorial from the ANU’s Professor Tony McMichael, who writes that rural and remote communities can expect to feel the increasing brunt of human-induced climate change: “… as global climate change progresses over coming decades, dust, smoke, flames, water and wind will impinge more damagingly on many of Australia’s rural and remote communities. Property, harvests, incomes, jobs and community vitality are at risk. More troubling, there are great risks to physical and, in particular, mental health.”

Professor McMichael outlines 4 studies including "The Rural Adversity Mental Health Program."

http://blogs.crikey.com.au/croakey/2011/10/28/climate-change-and-rural-health-a-gps-call-for-action-plus-an-update-on-recent-studies/

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