Raised on a farm in regional Australia, cardiologist Dr Arnagretta Hunter understands the impacts of drought and heat on health. After the devastating fires of 2019 that exposed many to air pollution, Hunter began studying the impacts of bushfire smoke on community health and is determined to adapt care to cope with climate change.
See Hunter in conversation with investigative journalist Marian Wilkinson, recorded live at the Powerhouse as part of 100 Climate Conversations. Entry is free, but bookings are essential as places are limited. Doors open at 8.45am for a 9am start. No late admittance.
100 Climate Conversations is a two-year survey of visionary Australians who are accelerating the net zero carbon revolution. To find out more and subscribe to the podcast visit 100climateconversations.com.
Dr Arnagretta Hunter BA (Hons) MBBS MPH FRACP is a physician and cardiologist concerned with the effects of climate change on human health. Currently Canberra-based, she has previously practiced in Sydney and regional NSW. Hunter is the Human Futures Fellow at the College of Health and Medicine at Australian National University (ANU), where she is also a senior lecturer in the Medical School. She is also chair of the Commission for the Human Future and a member of the ANU Institute for Climate, Energy and Disaster Solutions. Hunter co-hosts the Policy Forum Pod podcast at ANU and writes on health policy, public policy and the impact of the environment on health.
Marian Wilkinson is a multi-award-winning journalist whose career has spanned radio, television and print, covering politics, national security and climate change. She has been a foreign correspondent in Washington for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age and executive producer of the ABC's Four Corners. As environment editor for the SMH in 2009 her joint Four Corners production, The Tipping Point, reporting on the rapid melt of Arctic Sea ice won a Walkley Award. Wilkinson has authored four books including, The Carbon Club: How a network of influential climate sceptics, politicians and business leaders fought to control Australia's climate policy (2020).