This week I am supporting Fiona Armstrong, of Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA), who is tweeting as @WePublicHealth on climate and health issues.
@WePublicHealth is a citizen journalism project supported by the health policy blog Croakey.
So far in this election campaign, environmental issues have received very little coverage. Yet they are fundamental to the well-being and future of Australians and the world. Climate change in particular has been described by the Lancet as the "biggest global health threat of the 21st century".
Through @WePublicHealth we are trying to get climate and health issues on the agenda.I've copied Fiona's @WePublicHealth tweets from today and yesterday below, including some from a question and answer session hosted by Croakey, plus a few others.
Update: Melissa Sweet has posted a full report of thus session at http://blogs.crikey.com.au/croakey/2013/09/03/twitter-brings-the-news-on-climate-change-and-health-that-the-mainstream-media-doesnt/?wpmp_switcher=mobile
- better than what I've got below! But I'll keep adding further posts on this blog.
I'm not sure if all the links will come through, but this should give the flavour of the discussion. Tweets are in chronological order starting from the latest.
|Fiona Armstrong (@WePublicHealth)|
Think Australia should treat climate change as a public health priority? Check out this call for national strategy climateandhealth.good.do/act-