The Mercury Talking Point: Tasmania burns while leaders fiddle


Many people with unhealthy lifestyle habits make changes only after a wake-up call, a significant health event that brings home to them how precious life is, writes Dr Kris Barnden. The environmental catastrophes that have visited Tasmania and the rest of Australia this summer are our wake-up call. 

Climate change is a medical emergency which we cannot continue to ignore, or choose inaction because we think there are more important issues. 

Our health and our economy are vulnerable to the effects of climate change, and if these two things are vulnerable, then so is everything else we care about.

Read the full article which was published in The Mercury on 11 March 2019.

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