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Australia's Queensland Tackles Climate-Driven Disease, Deaths

The Queensland state government in Australia is to fund a new program to help combat killer heatwaves and outbreaks of disease caused by climate change. Authorities are even discussing imposing tobacco-style taxes against carbon polluters. The initiative comes as the United Nation chief warned that if the world does not take serious action by 2020, it risks the fallout from “runaway climate change.” The plan to tackle climate-related disease and deaths from heatwaves is part of the...

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