Heatwaves threaten our health, and politicians aren't doing enough about it

For one, the suicide rate increases with increasing maximum temperatures, study finds

Extreme heat affects the mental health of Australians to the same degree as unemployment, yet Australia’s policy action on climate change lags behind other high-income countries such as Germany and the UK.

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As Australia approaches another summer, we face the inevitability of deadly heatwaves. Our report published today in the Medical Journal of Australia concludes that policy inaction, particularly at the federal level, is putting Australian lives at risk.

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