Rising hot temperatures originating from climate change, are a far greater threat to Australians than people may realise.

A recent study published in the Climate Change has examined the deaths of 1.717 million Australians between 2006-2017. It discovered that 2% of Australian deaths can be attributed to heat, with some regions registering as high as 9%. The study contradicts previous research that extreme cold levels cause more deaths in Australia than extreme heat.

To discuss what the research means for Australians, we were joined by Dr Thomas Longden, a Senior Research Fellow at CHERE, who spoke with Andrew Herlinger.


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