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Study finds 417 smoke related deaths from Australia’s climate fuelled Bushfire season

Bushfire smoke in Sydney, 18 December 2019

On January 1st 2020 Economics Professor John Quiggin estimated there would be hundreds, if not thousands, of deaths attributed to the deadly bushfire smoke that affected up to 80 per cent of Australia’s population, including in major capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra, during the climate fuelled 2019-2020 bushfire season.

A study published in the Medical Journal of Australia in March 2020 estimated the excess health burden during 19 weeks continuous fire activity in the states most severely affected by bushfire smoke. It found that at least 417 deaths could be attriibuted to the bushfire smoke and the PM2.5 air pollution particulates, and over 4,000 hospitalisations.
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June 4, 2020 at 10:52 pm Leave a comment

Premier Dan Andrews, time to declare an ecological and climate emergency

A Petition has been launched for Premier Daniel Andrews to declare an Ecological and Climate Emergency for Victoria.

Please sign and share the petition among your networks. The petition URL: https://www.change.org/VictoriaClimateEmergency

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January 17, 2020 at 11:30 pm Leave a comment

Moreland Community response on Bushfires and climate action

On January 9 a community meeting was held at the Coburg Town Hall called by Emily and Sam of CERES Joe’s Market Garden.

About 50 people were present from across the community from various local community organisations.

There was Grieving and brainstorming about what we can do for short term and long term climate action.
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January 16, 2020 at 3:07 pm Leave a comment

Bushfires a threshold event, a climate tipping point in real time says climate expert

Michael Mann on ABC News

“Heartbreaking the damages that has been done” says visiting distinguished climate scientist Michael Mann on the bushfires across Australia. He articulated the comnnection between bushfires and climate change “is not rocket science”.
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January 8, 2020 at 11:11 pm 1 comment

Climate change bushfire Solidarity Sit Down November 29 – #climatestrike

Keep Friday November 29th free to attend or support the Student Climate Strike ‘This is #climatechange Solidarity Sit Down action in Melbourne:

When: Friday, November 29, 2019 at 2:30 PM – 4 PM
Expected weather: 10–19°C Rain Showers
Where: Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Facebook event

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November 20, 2019 at 11:14 am Leave a comment

Bushfires in early October – Why won’t government name the elephant in the room? Hint: it’s called “climate change”

this is what climate change looks like

Bushfires have been raging in many parts of Australia over the last week, with Victoria particularly affected. As we write, there is an out-of-control bushfire near Lancefield.
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October 7, 2015 at 6:10 pm Leave a comment

After the fires the hope of 350,Victoria, Aust

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