Rural health impacts of climate change

Thursday, 27 November 2014

The latest Fact Sheet from the Alliance is on the health impacts of climate change on people in rural and remote Australia. It outlines health implications arising from increasing weather intensity and variability, heat-related illnesses and the growing prevalence of infection and disease that is likely to occur because of climate change. It highlights the potential consequences for people’s mental health due to the negative impact on agribusiness and its flow on to local communities and families. Climate change is a serious long-term issue for the health of rural and remote Australians – find out more in the Fact Sheet.