Doctors worry

The British Medical Association is divesting from fossil fuels because of doctors’ grave concerns over serious health impacts from our unnaturally warming climate.

Australian Doctors for the Environment, including the likes of Professor Fiona Stanley, are following suit and raising the alarm over heatwaves that already claim hundreds of lives around Australia each year. Scientists forecast Perth will soon endure brutal 50-degree summer days. And now our winter days have reached 25, you know that’s not far away.

Councils will need to do more to provide enough shade and relief for residents in public places and to help our most vulnerable cope with the climate crisis.