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More people die in winter than summer, but climate change may see this reverse – The Conversation AU

Our research looked at deaths in Australia between 1968 and 2018. While more people tend to die in winter than summer, this gap is narrowing – and that’s a worry….



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Climate change not only poses enormous dangers to the planet, but also harms human health. In our study published today, we show some of the first evidence climate change has had observable impacts on Australians health between 1968 and 2018.
We found long-term heating is associated with changed seasonal balance of deaths in Australia, with relatively more deaths in summer months and relatively fewer deaths in winter months over recent decades.
Our findings can be explained by the gradual global…

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