Save our planet to save ourselves

Dr George Crisp
WA Chair of Doctors for the Environment Australia

A LAMENTABLE situation echoed by major scientific organisations, journals and notably in the popular media by Sir David Attenborough.

A global tragedy in itself, but less obvious perhaps is that escalating species extinction rates and underlying drivers will increasingly affect our health.

Biological diversity, or biodiversity, is the variety of living species that constitute our planet’s ecosystems. The resilience and functioning of ecosystems and the natural services they provide, depend on species