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Health Care is more than looking after patients. It is looking after the earth and the environment.

About David Shearman and his interests

David Shearman is a lifelong practicing physician who believes "Patients come first". He is the founder of Doctors for the Environment Australia. David is also Emeritus Professor of Medicine University of Adelaide, South Australia. Read more...

Climate change caused by economic growth and the increasing population of the world now threatens the integrity of the biological earth. Our life support systems, the ecological services in the soil and the sea, upon which we depend for food, are sick. The health impacts of climate change are already upon us with an increase in deaths from heat stroke and natural disasters. Many societies are becoming unstable because of drought and there is suffering from stress, depression and the migration of populations.

This site illustrates books and articles that describe these events and the feeble human responses to these threats. Exposed are the inadequate role of governments, individuals and academia in addressing these issues and suggestions are made for reforms in economic and governance systems and in democracy itself.

Latest Books

A New Way of Thinking About Our Climate Crisis

By Joseph Wayne Smith, Sandro Positano, Nigel Stocks, David Shearman

"[This work] will become the benchmark reference for the report card of the world’s state of health and survival prospects. The authors have done an outstanding intellectual job in marshalling the evidence and arguments, as well as an enormous public service in challenging the climate change skeptics to rebut them. They have also thrown down the gauntlet to the universities, academics and public intellectuals to face up to the challenge of reorienting our civic and economic values towards a sustainable world – and there isn’t much time for us to do it in." - Prof. Kevin White, Australian National University

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Climate Change as a Crisis in World Civilisation: Why We Must Totally Transform How We Live

by Joseph Wayne Smith, David Shearman and Sandro Positano, 2007

This book has been awarded The Adele Mellen Prize for its distinguished contribution to scholarship.

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The Climate Change Challenge and the Failure of Democracy

by David Shearman and Joseph Wayne Smith

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Other Books

A New Way of Thinking About Our Climate Crisis

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Climate Change as a Crisis in World Civilisation: Why We Must Totally Transform How We Live

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The Climate Change Challenge and the Failure of Democracy

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Climate Change Litigation

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Green or Gone

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David's Paintings
David's Paintings
Hibiscus

Hibiscus

Alaskan Wilderness

Alaskan Wilderness

Moonscape From Alaska

Moonscape From Alaska

Oikos

Oikos