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Heatwave Fact Sheet

Heatwave Fact Sheet

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Temperatures are expected to continue to increase in the 21st century due to climate change. The CSIRO & BOM predict that by 2070, temperatures in Australia will rise by up to 5°C with longer, hotter, more frequent heatwaves expected.

Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) has developed this fact sheet to outline the potentially serious health impacts of heat waves, and how to minimise their effects.

Download the DEA Heatwave Fact Sheet