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Mental health and psychosocial impacts of climate change for rural Australians

Climate change is arguably the biggest global health threat of the 21st century (U.S. Global Change Research Program, 2016). The safe limit for temperature increase is 1.5oC, but if we continue with business-as-usual, global temperature will rise between 3.7o and 4.8oC, with catastrophic consequences (IPCC, 2014). Already we see climate disruption around the globe which

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Why climate change is Australia’s greatest national security issue

The Canberra Times I recently gave my “National Security and Counterterrorism” Masters students a syndicate exercise at the end of their course requiring them to prioritise the most serious threats to Australia’s national security (with national security being defined as safeguarding the “wellbeing” rather than “survival” of Australia – “survival” being more relevant to the

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Climate change: heat is on to find solutions

January 20, 2014 Record hot days are becoming the great Australian blight and we can’t ignore the changing conditions, writes Nicholas Stuart. It’s really no surprise it has been hot. That’s summer. What is significant is the way it brings home the reality of climate change. For anyone unconcerned about the extreme urgency of dealing

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