The following article published by Independent Australia (7/4/14) appears here under Creative Commons licence.
At their annual conference in March, Doctors for the Environment Australia said the debate about whether climate change is real is over — it is now time to act. Carmela Ferraro reports.
IN LIGHT of the IPCC’s report card on the environment and the enormous challenges facing people and planet, it’s reassuring to know that a 2014 CSIRO survey shows more than 80 per cent of Australians think climate change is real.
Curiously, though, on a list of 16 concerns, climate change came 14th— lower than health at number one, the economy, electricity prices and drug problems.