Oped in the Guardian: Don’t care about climate change? What about the health of children?

Oped in the Guardian: Don’t care about climate change? What about the health of children?

By Professor Fiona Stanley and Dr Sallie Forrest

Climate change is not just an urgent environmental issue; it is having a devastating effect on the health of our children, says this comment piece in Guardian Australia which was co-written by leading paediatrician and former Australian of the Year, Professor Fiona Stanley, who is also a member of DEA’s Scientific Committee, and DEA’s Advocacy and Policy Officer as well as GP, Dr Sallie Forrest.

The article is based on DEA’s recently released report, No Time For Games: Children’s Health And Climate Change. 

Professor Stanley wrote the foreword in the report and Dr Forrest was the principal author.

This Guardian opinion piece is essential reading- for doctors, politicians and other leaders, as well as the general community. In a nutshell, it highlights why children are more vulnerable to climate change; why doctors have grave concerns about the future health effects of warming if we fail to reduce emissions; how we must be guided by medical science in tackling the issue; and that it’s imperative for all of us to push for urgent government action to protect the future of children.

To read the oped in full, please click HERE.

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