Potential Health Impacts of Climate Change

Dr Eleanor Evans MBBS, FRACGP, Dip. Children's Health

Dr Eleanor Evans Dr Eleanor Evans is a GP and partner of the Blackwood Clinic. She is also a general committee member of the South Australian branch of Doctors for the Environment Australia and alumni of the Climate Reality Leadership Corp training run by former US Vice President Al Gore.†

Eleanor reveals the strategies used to undermine the public's understanding of the effects of smoking and how the same strategies have been used to mislead and misdirect the public on environmental issues, including acid rain, the relationship between CFCs and the hole in the ozone layer, the health effects of second-hand smoke and climate change.

Eleanor also introduces źdo-ableĎ actions that can be taken by industry to effectively treat climate change and deliver environmental and health benefits to all.

Listen or dowload here . . .(apologies for the background noise}

Further Reading
Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming, Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway, Bloomsbury Press, 2010.
Naomi Oreskes is Professor of History and Science Studies at Harvard University. She has degrees in geological science and a Ph.D. in Geological Research and the History of Science. Her work came to public attention in 2004 with the publication of "The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change," in Science, in which she wrote that there was no significant disagreement in the scientific community about the reality of global warming from human causes. Erik M. Conway is the historian at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

Other Links
www.350.org has a great 40 minute film (which includes a contribution by co-founder Bill McKibben) that summarises the maths of climate change that has led to the divestment movement called 'Do The Math' and you can find it under the Resources section of the website. Whilst this does not constitute financial advice, I looked at the website www.marketforces.org.au to help decide which banks weren't doing the right thing and shifted my banking accordingly.

A readable summary of predicted health outcomes from untreated climate change can be found here

A readable summary of the adverse health outcomes from coal can be found here

Tony McMichael video (forefather of the health impacts of climate change/over-population etc)

Health consequences of climate change on our children

John Hewson's group assessing investments vulnerable when the international community moves on climate change

'To summarise' poem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4fdxXo4tnY