Australia: Climate change hits mental health

Australian Broadcasting Corporation: A study out today has found that climate change is impacting negatively on mental health in the bush. The report found that, during the recent drought, serious mental health episodes like self-harm and suicide increased by 8 per cent. John Connor, CEO of the Climate Institute, says the bulk of scientists believe we'll see more extreme weather events. "It's a risk management issue, dealing with the consequences and trying to avoid the worst impacts of climate change," he said. "The evidence......

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