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As Perth enters When it comes to connecting the dots between climate change, extreme weather and health, the lines are clear.

The earth is saying something with record heat, drought, storms and fire. Scientists are telling us this is what global warming looks like.

It’s time to listen – and take action. There’s plenty we can do.

Carbon pollution is the main reason our planet is getting hotter, increasing the chances of weather disasters, drought and flood and hurting our health.

There are solutions. For starters, we can cut carbon pollution by reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and increasing our use of clean, renewable energy. And we can implement policies that help us prepare for flooding, drought, storms and other consequences of climate change.

But first, we need national leadership that will stop ignoring what the earth and scientists are telling us about climate change — and instead start ignoring those who continue to deny it is happening.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.nrdc.org

As Perth enters a very uncomfortable few days  of a heat wave its worth remembering its impact on health and well-being. 

Climate change predictions suggest this might become a more regular phenomenon. 

 

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