ROYAL SOCIETY LAUNCHES REPORT ON THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON HEALTH 01 Nov 2017

Royal Society Te Aparangi launches report on the impacts of climate change on New Zealander's health. They write, "Many factors that contribute to the health of New Zealanders will be affected by climate change. Direct effects of climate change such as increased exposure to heat waves and weather events, including flooding and fires, will affect our health but there will also be indirect effects, such as reduced water safety or challenges to our mental health.

"We have released information to raise awareness about the implications of climate in New Zealand on our health. The report, Human Health Impacts of Climate Change for New Zealand, is the third in the series produced by Royal Society Te Aparangi looking at climate change from New Zealand’s perspective. The first report Implications of Climate Change for New Zealand summarised the findings of what changes we can expect and the second Transition to a Low-carbon Economy for New Zealand looked at the options for mitigating climate change through reducing our emissions of greenhouse gases."

To download the report and accompanying infographic, go to www.royalsociety.org.nz/climate-change-health