2021 is the world's fifth hottest year on record

Data from the European Union's (EU) satellite system found the past seven years have been the hottest ever recorded. VfCA Board Chair, Dr Jeannet Kessels, was asked how that is going to effect Australian animals.

"Whether it be a possum dropping dead out of a tree, a beloved family pet dog passing away from heat stress, or a farmer's cow collapsing in the field - all of Australia's animals are at risk from the unprecedented rise in temperatures.

It doesn't have to be this way.

We know that climate change is driving record temperatures over the last seven years, and we know how to fix it. Our government can help halt climate change in its tracks by setting climate targets and policies in line with the science."

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