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More extreme weather events, poor mental health and pressure on Australia’s food security are just a few of the risks that are spelt out in the Australian Academy’s new report on the risks of a three degree warmer planet. But could a three degree increase in temperatures from a pre-industrial level upend the global order and bring civilisation to its knees?

Evan Wallace spoke with the report’s lead author Mark Howden and leading environmental advocates for their response.



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