Sign the health professionals' letter to the Prime Minister: stop climate bombs in the NT
Forty-five incredible NT paediatricians have created a joint letter to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, demanding he stop two climate bombs in the NT – fracking the Beetaloo Basin and the Middle Arm gas hub. Add your name to the joint letter before the paediatricians deliver it to the Prime Minister in Canberra on Tuesday 8 August.
This is our chance to back in important community voices and demand bolder climate action from our government!
Fracking the Beetaloo Basin and the Middle Arm gas hub are climate and health disasters, and that’s why health professionals are speaking out.
Fracking is a process that involves drilling deep into the earth and using explosions and toxic chemicals to extract climate-heating gas. For the communities that live near the Beetaloo Basin, fracking would expose them to carcinogens and a greater risk of health problems like stillbirth and childhood asthma and leukaemia.
Climate change is the biggest health concern of the 21st century. The gas from Beetaloo will be processed and exported at Middle Arm, increasing Australia’s carbon emissions by up to 20% and fuelling more extreme climate impacts.
Over 900 health professionals from across the country have now spoken up and signed the joint letter, let's support them and stop polluters like Santos and Tamboran Resources from unleashing massive new gas projects!