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Climate Change and Farmers' Mental Health: Risks and Responses

Berry, Helen; Hogan, Edward Anthony; Owen, Jennifer; Rickwood, Debra; Fragar, Lyn


Climate change is exacerbating climate variability, evident in more frequent and severe weather-related disasters, such as droughts, fires, and floods. Most of what is known about the possible effects of climate change on rural mental health relates to prolonged drought. But though drought is known to be a disproportionate and general stressor, evidence is mixed and inconclusive. Over time, like drought other weather-related disasters may erode the social and economic bases on which farming...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health
DOI: 10.1177/1010539510392556


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