Rural Australians hit hardest by extremes

The Bureau of Meteorology’s 2019 Annual Climate Statement – which shows 2019 was both the hottest and driest year on record for Aust­ralia – highlights the urgent need for a climate and health strategy and immediate action to reduce carbon emissions.

We know that climate change affects everyone but that rural ­Australians are often hit the hardest. The fires that are still impacting so much of rural Australia are a devastating reminder of that.

Sunraysia Daily

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