Australian scientists call to add climate change to death certificates

During the last 11 years, 36,765 deaths in Australia could have been attributed to heat, according to a new report

Australian scientists have called to add climate change as an official cause of death as among the options listed on death certificates.

Experts from the Australian National University (ANU) have published a survey in Lancet Planetary Health with figures suggesting during the last 11 years, 36,765 deaths in Australia could have been attributed to heat.

However, only 340 were reported to be related to this cause.

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