Australian health professionals' statement on climate change and health in The Lancet


DEA doctors join other Australian health professionals and scientists with a call to our government to act on climate change.  As The Lancet  article states, "The Australian Government's contemptuous dismissal of the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), including the panel's recommendation to dramatically reduce coal power by 2050, is unacceptable”.

How can our politicians disregard the consensus of the world's leading climate scientists, the precautionary principle, and duty of care regarding the future wellbeing of Australians and our immediate neighbours?

Australia is the world's largest coal exporter. 

Fossil fuel produces 72% greenhouse gas emissions resulting from human activities. 

To limit global warming to even just 2°C, 1/3 oil reserves, 1/2 of gas reserves, and over 80% current coal reserves, as of 2010, need to remain in the ground.

The article's  22 co-authors include DEA's Hon Secretary Professor David Shearman, Professor Fiona Stanley and Professor Peter Doherty.

Read the article in full in  The Lancet,  24 October 2018

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