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Climate, extreme heat and human health: risks and lessons for Australia

Tarun S Weeramanthri, Simon Quilty and Sharon L Campbell
Med J Aust 2021; 215 (9): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.51293
Published online: 18 October 2021

Recent climate‐related heat events in the Northern Hemisphere are part of a global trend with immediate and long term implications for Australia’s health system

    We have a climate on steroids.
    Will Steffen, 2013

  • Tarun S Weeramanthri1,2
  • Simon Quilty3,4
  • Sharon L Campbell5,6

  • 1 Public Health Association of Australia, Canberra, ACT
  • 2 University of Western Australia, Perth, WA
  • 3 Alice Springs Hospital, Alice Springs, NT
  • 4 Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
  • 5 Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS
  • 6 Department of Health, Tasmanian Government, Hobart, TAS



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