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Help us tackle the climate crisis

Help us tackle the climate crisis

Donate to our end of financial year appeal and help us reach our target of $80,000 by the 30 June 2021

All donations of $2 or more to the DEA Fund are tax deductible.

Climate change is becoming increasingly hard to ignore. As doctors, we are seeing a growing number of patients presenting with climate-related health conditions, such as bushfires and bushfire smoke, heatwaves, floods, and other extreme weather events.

We are also seeing the harms a warming world is having on health services. And as people, we worry about the effects of climate change on our loved ones, especially our children and the sort of future they will inhabit.

Yet while the Australian government is failing to respond to the climate crisis, this year is shaping up to be an extraordinary time of hope for climate action. President Joe Biden’s Leaders’ Summit on Climate, the upcoming COP 26 meeting in Glasgow, and the highly anticipated federal election are building unprecedented momentum.

Will you support our efforts to raise greater awareness of the inextricable link between human health and the environment? To alert the public to the health hazards of climate inaction? And wake up our political leaders to the need for necessary change in direction?

Our members and friends are the backbone of DEA’s success. Your generous help has supported:

  • Several ground-breaking campaigns. For example, our Climate Emergency campaign resulted in seven medical colleges and over 2000 medical practitioners declaring a Climate Health Emergency. DEA is now working with these organisations and the AMA to push forward the healthcare industries’ own carbon reduction targets, as well as climate change mitigation.
  • Countless educational events
  • The launch of a successful podcast and new webinar series
  • Influential submissions
  • Top-class media coverage
  • Member meetings with MPs
  • Greatly expanded social media presence

Deaths and illness from COVID-19, tragic though they are, will pale in significance when compared with the chaos we can expect if the world does nothing to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

On the other hand, the health benefits of acting on climate change are substantial—it will save lives and reduce illness and create a safe and stable future for our patients, our communities and children and grandchildren.

Please help us strengthen our voice and donate here