ABC Opinion: Human survival cannot be left to politicians. We're losing our life support systems


Why are we stripping the very foundations that sustain us? Biodiversity loss and climate change are together set to transform us to an alien world and our survival can't be left to politicians, writes DEA's Honorary Secretary Dr David Shearman.  

Biodiversity provides humanity with free ecological services: it filters, purifies and conserves our water; provides temperature, climate, and rainfall control; stabilises soils, carbon storage and air purification; and continues to provide humanity with the biological secrets of many medical cures and treatments.

We need national leadership to protect our precious environment and, thereby, our health: the two are inextricably linked. 

Please download our submission to the Senate inquiry on which this article is based.

Read the full article published on ABC Online, 14 September 2018, HERE

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