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Heat-related deaths under-estimated as temperatures and extreme heat events increase

Moreland’s social heat vulnerability

Researchers at the Australian National University say that heat related deaths have been greatly underestimated. In the 11 years between January 2006 and October 2017 an estimated 36,765 deaths in Australia can be attributed to heat-related causes.

As we know climate change is increasing average temperatures and the frequency and intensity of extreme heat events in Australia.
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May 26, 2020 at 11:43 pm Leave a comment

Moreland summer temperatures increasing with global heating

Moreland’s Average Maximum January temperature trend


“In Moreland, January’s average top temperature is up 2.4C since 1971.” says Dr Allie Gallant, a climate scientist from Monash University.

“Last year was Australia’s hottest year on record, with an annual average temperature 1.52C above normal. It was also the driest year on record, with national rainfall 40% below normal. Much of the country was affected by drought. The drought worsened dangerous fire conditions, contributing to the devastating bushfire season we’re seeing now.” said Gallant as reported in the Moreland Leader (January 27, 2020).
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February 6, 2020 at 11:43 pm Leave a comment

Study finds Heart attacks more likely due to extreme temperature variation

It is not only heatwaves that pose a health problem with global warming but extreme temperature variation and single extreme heat days is increasing the likelihood of heart attacks new research shows.

A study presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 67th Annual Scientific Session showed that heart attacks were more frequent with large temperature variations.

The study examined data from 30,000 hospital patients from at 45 Michigan hospitals between 2010-2016 and compared it to daily temperature variation extremes.

“Global warming is expected to cause extreme weather events, which may, in turn, result in large day-to-day fluctuations in temperature,” said Hedvig Andersson, MD, a cardiology researcher at the University of Michigan and the study’s lead author. “Our study suggests that such fluctuations in outdoor temperature could potentially lead to an increased number of heart attacks and affect global cardiac health in the future.”
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