Climate Change: a brief overview of the science and health impacts for Australia


This article aims to provide an overview of the most recent scientific and organisational literature to inform readers about the current state of knowledge on climate change and its relationship to human health.

The issue has global relevance but focuses primarily on Australia.



Learning Outcomes

  1. Read recent evidence for human influence on climate change and understand the urgent need why and how to reduce emission
  2. Learn of the climate change threats to the health of Australians and possible future directions for mitigation


Authors: Elizabeth G Hanna, Lachlan J McIver

Article Type: Narrative review


Medical Journal of Australia
Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review
1h : 0m
MBA: 1h : 0m
Environment and Public Health
Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Health Administrator, Non-Vocationally Registered, Nurse / Midwife, Occupational Therapist, Pharmacist, Podiatrist, Practice Manager, Psychologist, Researcher, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner
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