Climate change and health Think Tank starts today

July 22, 2014

The Academy of Science is bringing together young researchers and leading scientists to discuss climate change and its impacts on health.

The 2014 Theo Murphy High Flyers Think Tank Climate change challenges to health: risks and opportunities begins today in Brisbane and will ask researchers to look at the risks, solutions and opportunities that will matter for population health in a changing climate.

The researchers will look at five key areas:

  • Temperature and extreme weather events
  • Infectious disease
  • Food and water supplies
  • Livelihood and disadvantage
  • Security, social instability and conflict

Previous Think Tanks on topics ranging from brain research to Australia’s ecosystems have influenced policy and helped set research priorities. Recommendations from the Think Tank will be formally published later this year.

You can follow the Think Tank discussion through our Twitter account @Science_Academy or through the hashtag #TMthinktank.

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