Daily Archives: February 18, 2017

Feb 19, 2014 – Climate change and suicide rates – a link?

On this day in 2014, a Queensland University of Technology press release advertised the following –

Climate change linked to increase in Australia’s suicide rates, study shows

“A researcher is predicting suicide rates will rise as a result of climate change after finding a link between high and varied temperatures and people taking their own life. “Based on Australia’s climate the high risk seasons for Brisbane and Sydney are spring and early summer, so it is therefore necessary to strengthen current monitoring systems on attempted suicide especially in areas with high unemployment rates. As global climate change and financial recession continue, it is vital to develop local interventions to reduce suicidal risk,” states the lead author of the newly published article.”

Just watching Scott Morrison and Barnaby ‘100 dollar roast’ Joyce is enough to have me reaching for my favourite noose…