Save our medical science funding…

On climate change, the wrong choice kills people either way

Here’s a topic close to my heart. Before I became involved in climate change and currencies, my hot topic-of-choice for years was medical research and health. In my honours degree I worked to get a tiny step closer to treating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. When I saw that The Australian Government was threatening to cut medical research, I wanted to put a razor fine point on just what muddy thinking costs us. This article I wrote is published in The Weekend Australian today. We can’t afford to get the decision wrong on climate change. We must fight the battles that matter, not build fortresses against imaginary foes.

Wasting money on climate change betrays sick

A Quote: Why? Solar energy costs us more than five times what coal-powered energy does. So instead of spending $1bn on solar panels, we could have spent $200 million on cheap electricity and used the other $800m to double our medical research budget.

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And another:  “Which four-year-old in 2018 will die because Gillard introduced a carbon tax instead of increasing medical research funding? “
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Read the whole article, and as suggested, contact your MP
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The Australian article.

The federal budget will be announced on 10 May. There is still time for you to write to your federal member to voice your support to protect medical research funding.

The photo above — so poignant — is from the advert.

Support Medical Discovery Australia (Professor Licinio’s blog)

Discoveries Need Dollars A campaign initiated by the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Even if you don’t live in Australia you might benefit one day from research done here. Why not voice your opinion?

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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