'Radical hope' and rain: climate change and the mental health of Indigenous residents of northern Australia

Hunter, Ernest (2009) 'Radical hope' and rain: climate change and the mental health of Indigenous residents of northern Australia. Australasian Psychiatry, 17 6: 445-452. doi:10.1080/10398560903062927


Author Hunter, Ernest
Title 'Radical hope' and rain: climate change and the mental health of Indigenous residents of northern Australia
Journal name Australasian Psychiatry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1039-8562
1440-1665
Publication date 2009-12-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1080/10398560903062927
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 17
Issue 6
Start page 445
End page 452
Total pages 8
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Formatted abstract
Objective: This paper considers the short, intermediate and longer term effects of climate change in relation to the mental health of Indigenous residents of northern Australia, and what these effects mean in terms of supporting adaptation and resilience.
Conclusions: Indigenous Australians have contended with change for millennia, with the drivers shifting from ecological to social pressures since European colonization. Climate change resulting from human activities introduces a new set of change forces which will in the short term be mediated by economic and social effects internationally.
Keyword Climate change
Indigenous people
Mental health
Northern Australia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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