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Climate change will kill you, part one: heat

From bushfires and heat, to floods, and the increasing severity of disease, Australians are already feeling the impacts of a warming planet.

From bushfires and heat, to floods, and the increasing severity of disease, Australians are already feeling the impacts of a warming planet. In this new series, journalist Paddy Manning investigates the link between climate change and human health, and tells the stories of those who have become some of the first casualties of the climate crisis. Today’s episode is part one: heat. 

Guest: Contributing editor to The Monthly, Paddy Manning.

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