Heatwave Fatalities

Lucinda Coates is featured in The Retiree in regards to her research which has found that heatwaves have killed more Australians than other natural hazards combined.

Thomas Loridan is interviewed by Will Ockenden on ABC News

“It’s the first day of summer and already the weather bureau is warning of severe heatwave conditions across southern parts of Queensland and northern New South Wales.

Researchers say in Australia heatwaves kill more people than all other natural disasters, except pandemics.

But they say that the dangers associated with heatwaves are poorly understood, and better notification and warning systems are required.”