Doctors key to driving eco change

Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA), an independent national health advocacy organisation of doctors and medical students, with a primary focus on harms to health from climate change and pollution, is deeply concerned about the increasing impacts on human health of climate change and from the fossil fuel extraction that drives it.

Even at one degree of warming, hundreds of thousands die every year directly due to climate change and many millions are severely affected. In Australia we have seen increased drought and flooding, increased severity and frequency of bushfires, increased heat-related illness and death, and