Another day of 40 degrees. What does this mean for health. We know that over the last ten years that heat has caused the death of about 3000 Australians. But you won’t find this on any death certificates.
“We need to start acknowledging the very real health threat of heatwaves and take care of the most vulnerable. For the sake of the wellbeing of our children, we need to act now and make deep cuts to our emissions this decade, so that our children too may look forward to the great Australian summer. ~ Dr Richard Yin, Perth GP and past secretary for Doctors for the Environment Australia writes for news.com.au.