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Australian cities to have 50C summer days by 2040, study says

50c summer days in sydney
Researchers say that 50C summer days in Sydney could be avoided by limiting global warming to 1.5C. Photograph: Dan Himbrechts/AAP

Researchers say Sydney and Melbourne would have unprecedented temperatures even if Paris target met

October 3, 2017 — Even if the Paris agreement to limit the global temperature rise to below 2°C is met, summer heatwaves in major Australian cities are likely to reach highs of 50°C by 2040, a study published on Wednesday warns. Continue reading Australian cities to have 50C summer days by 2040, study says

Australian health groups urge coal phase-out and strong emissions reduction

we are conducting a planetary-scale experiment with uncontrolled dumping of co2
‘We are conducting a planetary-scale experiment with uncontrolled dumping of CO2 at a rate that is truly frightening. We have to stop,’ Nobel laureate Peter Doherty says. Photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

World-first climate and health framework from 30 health and medical groups calls for recognition of citizens’ ‘right to health’

June 22, 2017 — To save hundreds of lives and billions of dollars, Australia should rapidly phase out coal power stations and establish strong emissions reduction targets, according to a coalition of 30 major health and medical groups. Continue reading Australian health groups urge coal phase-out and strong emissions reduction