DEA - Doctors for the environment
  • Report: No Time for Games: Children’s Health and Climate Change

        DEA's report No Time for Games: Children’s Health and Climate Change shines the national spotlight on the potential health harms that children especially face from global warming, and calls for swift and decisive action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. …

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Publication | 02 June 2015 - Carmela Ferraro
  • Medical Observer comment: Why doctors must lead fossil fuel fight

    By Dr Richard Yin   IN 2013, the federal government’s Future Fund and many superannuation funds dumped investments in tobacco companies following a long campaign by health groups.  Until then doctors, nurses and other health professionals were working publicly against the tobacco industry…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media Opinion & Commentary | 19 August 2015 - Carmela Ferraro
  • Media release: Medics slam the emissions carbon cuts for failing to link the costs of health

      12 August 2015   Medical experts say the health impacts of climate change are becoming increasingly evident, and have condemned the Abbott Government’s carbon emissions targets of 26 to 28 percent by 2030, based on 2005 levels.   Doctors for the Environment Australia says health…

    Read More | Filed in: Media Releases | 12 August 2015 - Carmela Ferraro
  • ABC comment: Health of Australians suffering as government again fails to address climate change

    By Dr Sallie Forrest   DOCTORS ARE DISMAYED by the inadequacy of the Abbott government's just-announced carbon emission targets of at least 26 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030, which it aims to take to the United Nations climate change meeting in Paris in December. We see a government…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media Opinion & Commentary | 12 August 2015 - Carmela Ferraro
  • Croakey blog: A shout out to health professionals: act now for a cool planet

    By Dr Sujata Allan JENNIFER DOGGETT: The medical profession has taken a lead role in many respects on climate change and environmental issues but there is still scope for more to be done. In the following piece, Dr Sujata Allan, argues that doctors have both a responsibility and a unique role…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media Opinion & Commentary | 05 August 2015 - Carmela Ferraro
  • Brisbane Times oped: Tackle climate change, our health depends on it

    By Dr David King   Climate change has become a highly polarised issue in Australia, with the focus on the economic and political costs and risks. A recent report from one of the world's leading medical journal, The Lancet, highlights the risks to health from unrestrained climate change.…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media Opinion & Commentary | 05 August 2015 - Carmela Ferraro
  • Newcastle Herald Opinion: Planning for better air quality

    By Dr Ben Ewald THE evidence for harmful health effects from particulate air pollution has become stronger over the years, so periodic review of air quality regulations in keeping with current science is vital for the protection of human health. Compared to 20 years ago, our current understanding of…

    Read More | Filed in: | 17 July 2015 - Carmela Ferraro
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