Urban greening becoming a hot issue for WA

“Heatwave-related deaths in Perth are expected to more than double from 137 in 2011 to 378 by 2050 as the state faces increased warming due to climate change.

This prediction from the State of Australian Cities 2013 places Perth fourth in Australia for the number of annual heat-related deaths behind Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide.”

To put this in perspective WA’s Road Toll  was 161 for the whole state in 2015, with 74 deaths in the Perth metropolitan area.  See below the Annual Fatalities from traffic accidents in WA.

Road deaths by year

 

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