Climate change’s silver lining is better health

Grace Isobel Davies
National Student Representative, Doctors for the Environment Australia

A young girl’s statement, “We have a right to exist”, demonstrated, from a medical perspective, the potential of the mental health impact from this existential threat.

Fear, trauma, uncertainty and emotional distress, particularly in children, are well-documented implications of climate change impacts.

Yet from the heartfelt accounts of rising sea levels, salt intrusion on the limited agricultural land and