Richard Yin

  • published Thanks for Signing 2019-07-30 19:33:14 +0800

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  • published Donate 2019-02-22 19:44:04 +0800

    Donate: help us put children's health at the heart of climate action

    Our children are most at risk from the impacts of climate change. The No Time For Games campaign is a collection of medical professionals and concerned citizens who want action taken to limit the dangerous impacts of climate change for the health of our children and our planet. 

    We're aiming to collect thousands of pledges of support from health professionals and Australians concerned with the impact of climate change on children.

    The No Time For Games campaign is supported by Doctors for the Environment Australia. Can you help us by donating towards our campaign?

    Your donation will help us pay for campaign activities such as:

    • Produce billboards
    • Design and print flyers
    • Run social media ads
    • Get us to Canberra to handover our pledges
    • Develop and run creative stunts!

    A delegation of doctors and medical practitioners will be delivering the No Time For Games pledges to leaders on all sides of politics across the federal election period, demanding they don't play games with our children's health and take serious action on climate.

    You can sign the pledge and help us by donating to the campaign!


  • wants to volunteer 2019-07-30 19:34:11 +0800

    Sign the #Notimeforgames pledge

    Protect children’s health from climate change

    Join more than 2000 medical colleagues and Australia’s major health colleges and groups as we  issue our new Prime Minister a medical alert stating loud and clear that we must address the climate chaos for the sake of our children.

    As health professionals we are dealing more and more with the harmful effects of the climate crisis on our communities-  in our emergency departments, GP rooms and clinics.

    Global heating which is driving more frequent and extreme weather such as drought, floods, bushfires and heatwaves harms children disproportionately.

    Children are at greater risk of respiratory illness, increases in childhood emergency department visits for asthma, fever, gastroenteritis and heat stroke, as well as psychological trauma.

    Health professionals cannot be silent about the threats of climate change on vulnerable children.

    If we speak out as one voice, much as we have in the past when public health has been threatened, we can keep children safe from climate change- the greatest threat to health humanity has ever faced.

    Children need a healthy planet in which to grow and thrive.

    I pledge to support:

    1. An urgent, proactive and effective whole of government approach to climate mitigation.
       
    2. Strengthening our primary, emergency, rural and mental health services to increasingly be able to respond to children affected by climate change (e.g. during heatwaves and extreme weather events).

    3. Greening our health care systems, in which health professionals are well placed to be a driving force to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and waste. 

    4. Considering divestment as an effective tool for diverting funds away from fossil fuel-related activities. 

    #NoTimeForGames is an initiative of Doctors for the Environment Australia 

    We respect your privacy. Your email will only be used for important #notimeforgames campaign updates.
    Become a volunteer

  • published Children's Health and Climate Change 2018-11-20 21:40:15 +0800

    Children's Health and Climate Change

    Climate change is impacting children's health.

    Climate change threatens the very foundations of children’s health – access to clean air, water, fresh food and a safe environment. The damage caused by climate change is impacting our control of infectious diseases and threatens the social and economic stability of our children.

    Currently, over 80% of global disease due to climate change impacts children, predominantly in developing countries. Those least responsible and least able to care for themselves are living the consequences of our climate inaction.

     

    Children are not simply small adults. Children are biologically and psychologically more vulnerable than adults to the physical trauma, psycho-social stress, nutritional deprivation, infectious agents, and heat waves associated with climate change impacts. 

    Mental and emotional impacts on children from climate change include increased levels of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, phobias, sleep disorders, attachment disorders and substance abuse. Trauma and adversity in early life have long term effects on the development and function of all organ systems, increasing the risk of many chronic diseases in later life and shorten life expectancy.

     

    We know what steps we need to take to stop climate change and to create a healthy environment for our children and our planet.

    We need to drastically reduce our dependence on coal, oil and gas. The burning of fossil fuels is the number one cause of climate change and is a major contributor to air pollution. Burning fewer fossil fuels will lead to a healthier climate and immediately reduce the impacts of air pollution on children's health, such as asthma.

    Children deserve every opportunity to reach their full potential. Embracing climate solutions and transitioning to clean, renewable energy will prevent disease and help children live healthy and happy lives.

    Read our full report: No Time for Games: Children’s Health and Climate Change

    Take the No Time For Games pledge

     


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