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  1. https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/emergency-leaders-climate-action/
  2. http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/drought/
  3. https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/unseasonably-hot-not-anymore/
  4. https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/environment/beattheheat/Pages/babies-children-hot-weather.aspx
  5. Burke, S. et al (2018) The Psychological Effects of Climate Change on Children. Curr Psychiatry Rep. ;20(5):35. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29637319
  6. Sheffield, P. and Landrigan, P. (2011) Global climate change and children's health: threats and strategies for prevention. Environ Health Perspect. 119(3):291-8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20947468
  7. Center for Disease Control. National Center for Environmental Health: Climate Effects on Health. 2014. https://www.cdc.gov/climateandhealth/effects/default.htm
  8. Nelson, G. et al (2009) Climate change: Impact on agriculture and costs of adaptation. International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC. http://www.ifpri.org/publication/climate-change-impact-agriculture-and-costs-adaptation
  9. Myers, N. (2002) Environmental refugees: a growing phenomenon of the 21st century. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B. 357, 609–613. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1692964/pdf/12028796.pdf
  10. 250 million is a widely cited number. Current estimates range between 25 million and 1 billion people by 2050. See Brown, O. (2008) Migration and Climate Change. IOM Migration Research Series No. 31, Geneva, International Organization for Migration.
  11. IPCC, 2018: Summary for Policymakers. In: Global warming of 1.5°C. An IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty [V. Masson-Delmotte, P. Zhai, H. O. Pörtner, D. Roberts, J. Skea, P. R. Shukla, A. Pirani, W. Moufouma-Okia, C. Péan, R. Pidcock, S. Connors, J. B. R. Matthews, Y. Chen, X. Zhou, M. I. Gomis, E. Lonnoy, T. Maycock, M. Tignor, T. Water eld (eds.)]. World Meteorological Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, 32 pp.
  12. https://www.drawdown.org
  13. IPCC, 2018: Summary for Policymakers. In: Global warming of 1.5°C. An IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty [V. Masson-Delmotte, P. Zhai, H. O. Pörtner, D. Roberts, J. Skea, P. R. Shukla, A. Pirani, W. Moufouma-Okia, C. Péan, R. Pidcock, S. Connors, J. B. R. Matthews, Y. Chen, X. Zhou, M. I. Gomis, E. Lonnoy, T. Maycock, M. Tignor, T. Water eld (eds.)]. World Meteorological Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, 32 pp.

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