ABC National News - Interview with Professor Martina Linnenluecke in relation to her recent involvement in a report looking at the health impacts in Australia resulting from climate change

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Interview with Martina Linnenluecke, Macquarie University. Carvalho states health experts say Australia is falling behind comparable countries because they have no national plan to tackle health impacts of a warming planet. Linnenluecke says her team has put together the MJA-Lancet Countdown on health and climate change and they are looking at indicators that are essential for Australia to understand its progress on climate change and health. She says they looked at climate change impacts and what they can do to respond. She says there was a lot of dire impacts on people in their livelihoods after the bushfires. Linnenluecke says there are around 400 deaths attributed to smoke inhalation. She says they have evidence that there is a link between climate change and bushfire risk. Carvalho says the Federal Government would say its meeting its targets under the Paris Agreement. Linnenluecke says they have also released a policy briefing alongside their report.

Period3 Dec 2020

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  • TitleABC National News - Interview with Professor Martina Linnenluecke in relation to her recent involvement in a report looking at the health impacts in Australia resulting from climate change
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletABC National News
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date3/12/20
    DescriptionInterview with Martina Linnenluecke, Macquarie University. Carvalho states health experts say Australia is falling behind
    comparable countries because they have no national plan to tackle health impacts of a warming planet. Linnenluecke says her
    team has put together the MJA-Lancet Countdown on health and climate change and they are looking at indicators that are
    essential for Australia to understand its progress on climate change and health. She says they looked at climate change
    impacts and what they can do to respond. She says there was a lot of dire impacts on people in their livelihoods after the
    bushfires. Linnenluecke says there are around 400 deaths attributed to smoke inhalation. She says they have evidence that there is a link between climate change and bushfire risk. Carvalho says the Federal Government would say its meeting its
    targets under the Paris Agreement. Linnenluecke says they have also released a policy briefing alongside their report.
    Producer/AuthorKarina Carvalho
    URLwww.mediaportal.com/mp/playnow.aspx?u=76455&p=1623757657&key=1447422288920918636135173927721714973
    PersonsMartina Linnenluecke