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
  • An Opinion Piece on Divestment

    Our global scientists have been indicating for many years, that humanity has overstepped the boundaries of our ecological systems. Pollution, overexploitation of resources and destruction of our natural environments have pushed our life sustaining (eco) systems over the edge. The scientific evidence…

    Read More | Filed in: Opinion & Commentary | 28 March 2014 - Dr Ingo Weber
  • Warming climate threatens health, doctors warn

    This month we saw one of the most significant multi-day heatwaves on record in Australia. The heatwave affected large parts of South-eastern Australia with maximum temperatures for the period 13-17 January 12°C or more above normal in most of Victoria, most areas of South Australia within 200 kilometres…

    Read More | Filed in: Opinion & Commentary | 03 February 2014 - Dr Marion Carey
  • Oil and Honey, Bill McKibben - Book Review by David King

    Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist Bill McKibben 2013   I’m usually reluctant to spend my precious spare time reading books about subjects which I’m already familiar with, or that might be ‘preaching to the converted’. However, apart from the pedant…

    Read More | Filed in: Other News Stories Opinion & Commentary | 03 February 2014 - David King - DEA QLD state representative
  • Comments by John Merory on the article Greening your transport: Where does an electric car fit in?

    I enjoyed reading Greening your transport: Where does an electric car fit in? by Hubertus Jersmann. I would like to make some comments. The Jersmann family are an illustration of car dependency even in our larger cities. Despite living only 3.5 km from the centre they have to drive large distances across…

    Read More | Filed in: Opinion & Commentary | 08 January 2014 - Dr John Merory
  • Film review: ‘Chasing Ice’

    On November 7th DEA Tasmania held a free community screening of the award-winning documentary ‘Chasing Ice’, at the Cradle Coast Campus of the University of Tasmania in Burnie. The event, which was followed by an open forum to discuss climate change, related health problems and taking action…

    Read More | Filed in: DEA In Action Opinion & Commentary | 15 November 2013 - Rohan Church - DEA Tasmania Representative
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