During its August meeting in Canberra, the AMA Federal Council issued a motion warning that climate change would have major health consequences on vulnerable people in Australia and the Pacific region. “The Federal Council recognises climate change as a health emergency, with clear scientific evidence indicating severe impacts for our patients and communities now and into the future,” the motion said. The AMA joined other health organisations around the world such as the American Medical Association and the British Medical Association in proclaiming climate change as a health crisis. AMA president Dr Tony Bartone said the association accepted the scientific evidence on climate change and its impact on human health and wellbeing. He said the AMA was proud to join “the international and local chorus of voices urging action to address climate change on health grounds”. “The scientific reality is that climate change affects health and wellbeing by increasing […]