(Intellectual Takeout) -- Climate change can kill.
Not just furnace-like summer heat with its killer bushfires, not killer floods sweeping away livestock, houses and motorists, not killer cyclones lifting roofs, toppling trees, and smashing power lines. But also felo de se, self-slaughter, shuffling off this mortal coil.
Remember 104-year-old David Goodall, the Australian academic who travelled to Switzerland for assisted suicide earlier this month?
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His minder for the trip to Switzerland, Dr Philip Nitschke, the Australian euthanasia activist, has revealed why Dr Goodall decided to travel half-way around the world to seek death amongst strangers rather than die at home.
It was climate change. Fear of climate change was responsible for David Goodall’s unnecessary death.