PHOTO: Aftermath of the 2013 Coonabarabran fire. Image: Australian Government
The Rural Health Alliance has told the Western Plains App that there is likely to be an increase in emotional distress and acute mental disorders because there are going to be more frequent natural disasters as the climate heats up.
National Rural Health Alliance CEO Dr Susi Tegen said that the “intensity and frequency of climate change” will impact rural Australians disproportionately.
“We have to put up with much more frequent natural disasters,” Dr. Tegen said.
She cited examples of the numerous bushfires ravaging the nation in recent weeks…