Climate change is a public health emergency – the biggest health threat of the 21st century, but also the biggest opportunity to improve health. Dr Briary Crawford Zachernuk recently told Kew Hospital┬ádoctors in Invercargill what that public health emergency will mean for the medical profession, and what they can do in response, and you can listen to her excellent talk in four parts here:

https://soundcloud.com/briary-crawford-zachernuk/introduction

https://soundcloud.com/briary-crawford-zachernuk/direct-impacts

https://soundcloud.com/briary-crawford-zachernuk/ecosystem-mediated

https://soundcloud.com/briary-crawford-zachernuk/human-system-mediated-impacts-cobenefits-what-you-can-do

Briary is a member of OraTaiao, the NZ Climate and Health Council, and you can find out much more about their vital work on their website.

Briary also provided doctors with these links explaining how we know climate change exists, and is caused by humans:

http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/report/our-changing-climate/introduction

http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/science_and_impacts/science/human-contribution-to-gw-faq.html#.Vrl2w1L81dg

http://climate.nasa.gov/faq/