Aug 26, 2011 - 4:43pmScientists warn that a
failure to reverse rising carbon pollution levels will see Australia’s
inherently moody climate become even more volatile. With inaction or
delay on pollution comes a sharp rise in the frequency, intensity and
extent of heatwaves, bushfires and drought, as well as more torrential
downpours, and tropical storms with increasing ferocity.
The damage caused by a changing climate is not just physical.
Recent experience shows extreme weather events also pose a serious risk
to public health, including mental health and community wellbeing, with
serious flow-on consequences for the economy and wider society.
This report aims to raise awareness of the mental health
consequences of extreme weather events and climate change. It is hoped
that governments, businesses and communities will be prompted to act
early, to avoid further unnecessary suffering and cost.Download the report below. To access all other related content including videos visit the project page here.