DEA - Doctors for the environment
  • Global climate changes need action

    This article by DEA Member Helen Redmond was published in Medical Observer 15th July 2014 and appears under a Creative Commons licence. At its annual meeting last month, the British Medical Association (BMA) committed to divest from fossil fuels. IN their discussion, members acknowledged climate…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Publication Opinion & Commentary | 22 July 2014 - Dr Helen Redmond
  • Coal is a major health issue like smoking

    This issue has now had important exposure as a result of President Obama’s initiative on reducing coal pollution. One vital issue that must be contested is that coal is cheap. Mr Abbott and many commentators repeat this erroneous statement. Mr Abbott has made the following statement that we can…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media DEA In Publication Opinion & Commentary | 15 June 2014 - Benjamin
  • Time to act - MJA InSight

    The following article written by Doctors for the Environment Australia members Mark Braidwood and Catherine Pendrey appeared in MJA InSight (7/4/14) and appears here under Creative Commons licence. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report —Climate Change 2014: Impacts, adaptation,…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media DEA In Publication | 14 April 2014 - Drs Mark Braidwood and Catherine Pendrey
  • Promoting change to contain our health costs

    This article by DEA Member Eugenie Kayak was published in Medical Observer 8th October 2013 and appears under a Creative Commons licence. HEALTHCARE’S cost debate often tends to focus on elective surgery lists and more hospital beds. Yet the billions of dollars directed to healthcare (Australia…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media DEA In Publication | 15 October 2013 - Dr Eugenie Kayak
  • Democracy: essential for health and wellbeing

    This article by DEA Member Peter Tait was published in Medical Observer 16th August 2013 and appears under a Creative Commons licence. RECENT advances in our understanding of health show that a major determinant of whether or not people are healthy is how we arrange society. Arrangements range from readily…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media DEA In Publication Other News Stories Opinion & Commentary | 30 August 2013 - Dr Peter Tait
  • DEA member Dr Marion Carey in the Crikey Health Blog

    The following excerpt by Marion Carey appeared in a Crikey article and appears here under a Creative Commons licence. As the Earth approaches a critical tipping point, a reminder about why our biological wealth is critical for health...... Self interest: a sound reason for protecting our biological…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media DEA In Publication | 16 August 2013 - Dr Marion Carey
  • Why climate change should be a key health issue this election

    The following article first appeared on the Conversation and appears here under a Creative Commons licence. By Anthony McMichael Our perennial, ideologically-driven squabbling over whether and how to reduce carbon emissions is generally couched in terms of GDP, jobs, commercial competitiveness, household…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Media DEA In Publication Other News Stories Opinion & Commentary | 25 July 2013 - Tony McMichael
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