Health groups demand climate action
It’s no longer just environmental activists who are demanding climate action. A coalition of twenty nine health groups have written an open letter urging Scott Morrison to rethink the government’s climate policy. Groups including the Public Health Association of Australia and Australian Epidemiological Association want the Prime Minister to treat the threat of climate change with the same urgency that we’ve seen them deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. We were joined by Dr Ingrid Johnston, Senior Policy Officer at the Public Health Association of Australia and board member of the Climate and Health Alliance, to talk about climate change and its consequences for our health.