Allergies set to rise with climate change

“There is no doubt that spring time is getting earlier each year and that includes the release of pollen into the atmosphere,” Associate Professor Paul Beggs, deputy head of the Department of Environment and Geography at Macquarie University, said ahead of this week’s National Climate Change Adaptation Conference in Melbourne.

Pollen and its potency has increased since pre-industrial levels due to rising levels of carbon dioxide, according to Professor Beggs, and will continue to increase, affecting people prone to allergies. 

Professor Beggs recommended that municipal councils choose carefully where